Definition of nation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    nation

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    NAmE//ˈneɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a country considered as a group of people with the same language, culture, and history, who live in a particular area under one government an independent nation the African nations
  2. 2 [singular] all the people in a country synonym population The entire nation, it seemed, was watching TV.
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