nation-state Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of "nation-state" - English Dictionary

nation-statenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌneɪ.ʃənˈsteɪt/
an independent country, especially when thought of as consisting of a single large group of people all sharing the same language, traditions, and history
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