Meaning of “nationality” in the English Dictionary


"nationality" in English

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uk /ˌnæʃ.ənˈæl.ə.ti/ /ˌnæʃˈnælˈæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌnæʃ.ənˈæl.ə.t̬i/ /ˌnæʃˈnælˈæl.ə.t̬i/

A1 [ C or U ] the official right to belong to a particular country:

She has British nationality.
What nationality are you?

[ C ] a group of people of the same race, religion, traditions, etc.:

At the International School they have pupils of 46 different nationalities.

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

"nationality" in American English

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nationalitynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌnæʃ·əˈnæl·ɪ·t̬i/

the state of belonging to a particular country or being a citizen of a particular nation:

[ C ] "What’s your nationality?" "I’m from Brazil."
[ C ] New York City is home to people of many nationalities.

(Definition of “nationality” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)