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"nation" in British English

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nationnoun

uk   /ˈneɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˈneɪ.ʃən/
B2 [C] a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions, etc.: All the nations of the world will be represented at the conference. The Germans, as a nation, are often thought to be well organized. Practically the whole nation watched the ceremony on television.
[S] a large group of people of the same race who share the same language, traditions, and history, but who might not all live in one area: the Navajo nation

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(Definition of nation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nation" in American English

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nationnoun [C]

 us   /ˈneɪ·ʃən/
a country, esp. when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, and traditions: Most industrialized nations of the world will be represented at the conference. Throughout the nation today people will go to the polls to elect a new government.
A nation is also an American Indian group, esp. one that is a member of an American Indian federation.
(Definition of nation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nation" in Business English

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nationnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈneɪʃən/
a country, especially when considered as a society with its own government, economy, etc.: developing/emerging/industrialized nations The local community within a typical developing nation can expect to reap only around 15% of the total spent there. African/Asian/European nations
(Definition of nation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nation”
in Korean 나라…
in Arabic أُمّة…
in Malaysian negara, bangsa…
in French nation, peuple…
in Russian страна, нация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家, 民族…
in Italian nazione…
in Turkish millet, ulus, halk…
in Polish naród, państwo…
in Spanish nación, pueblo…
in Vietnamese quốc gia, dân tộc…
in Portuguese nação…
in Thai ชาติ, ชนชาติ…
in German die Nation, das Volk…
in Catalan nació…
in Japanese 国家, 国民…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家, 民族…
in Indonesian bangsa…
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