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English definition of “country”


  /ˈkʌntri/ noun
A1 (plural countries) an area of land that has its own government, army, etc.: European countries
the country A2 the areas that are away from towns and cities
(Definition of country noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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