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Definition of nationality noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. nationalities)
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the legal right of belonging to a particular nation to have/holdFrench nationality All applicants will be considered regardless of age, sex, religion, or nationality. The college attracts students of all nationalities. She has dual nationality (= is a citizen of two countries).
  2. 2[countable] a group of people with the same language, culture, and history who form part of a political nation Kazakhstan alone contains more than a hundred nationalities.
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