Focus on the pronunciation of state-owned
English definition of “state-owned”
adjective ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT
› owned by the government: a state-owned airline/bank/industry Many people acquired shares in the former state-owned group when it was privatised in 2009. The eventual deal will have to be approved by the French privatisation commission, because Credit Lyonnais is state-owned.
› US owned by a state: Threatened by a ballot measure to disband it, Oregon's state-owned workers' compensation insurer found mixed support among local Republicans. state-owned land