Definition of nationality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌnæʃəˈnæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌnæʃəˈnæləti//
    (pl. nationalities)
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the legal right of belonging to a particular nation to take/have/hold French 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.
  3. Extra examples He accused them of discrimination on the grounds of nationality. He has dual British and South African nationality. He recently received the Spanish passport which grants him dual nationality. She is hoping to adopt Australian nationality. The pupils are of mixed nationality. a German-born composer who took British nationality cultural differences among various nationalities All applicants will be considered, regardless of age, sex, religion or nationality. She has dual nationality. The city is home to more than a hundred nationalities. to take/​have/​hold French nationality
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nationality