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countynoun [C]

us   /ˈkɑʊnt·i/
the largest political division of most states in the US: Texas is divided into 254 counties.
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countynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.ti/ us   /ˈkaʊn.t̬i/ written abbreviation Co.
B2 a political division of the UK or Ireland, forming the largest unit of local government, or the largest political division of a state in the US: County Antrim A county usually consists of several towns and the rural areas that surround them. Rutland is the smallest county in England. Texas is divided into 254 counties.

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countyadjective

uk   /ˈkaʊn.ti/ us   /ˈkaʊn.t̬i/ UK usually disapproving
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