Meaning of “the UK” in the English Dictionary

"the UK" in British English

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the UKnoun

uk /ˌjuːˈkeɪ/ us /ˌjuːˈkeɪ/

abbreviation for the United Kingdom: the country of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

When were you last in the UK?

the UKadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌjuːˈkeɪ/ us /ˌjuːˈkeɪ/

belonging to or relating to the United Kingdom or its people:

the UK ambassador to Sweden

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

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