Definition of nation state noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


nation state

BrE BrE//ˌneɪʃn ˈsteɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌneɪʃn ˈsteɪt//
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a group of people with the same culture, language, etc. who have formed an independent country
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nation state