U.K.

United Kingdom.
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United Kingdom

noun
a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801–1922. 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Capital: London. Abbreviation: U.K.
Official name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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uk
 
the internet domain name for
United Kingdom

UK
 
abbreviation for
United Kingdom

United Kingdom
 
n
See also Great Britain UK a kingdom of NW Europe, consisting chiefly of the island of Great Britain together with Northern Ireland: became the world's leading colonial power in the 18th century; the first country to undergo the Industrial Revolution. It became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1921, after the rest of Ireland became autonomous as the Irish Free State. Primarily it is a trading nation, the chief exports being manufactured goods; joined the Common Market (now the European Union) in January 1973. Official language: English; Gaelic, Welsh, and other minority languages. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: pound sterling. Capital: London. Pop: 59 428 000 (2004 est). Area: 244 110 sq km (94 251 sq miles)

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U.K.
abbreviation for United Kingdom, attested from 1892.
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United Kingdom definition


Part of the official name of the British nation; the full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It includes England, Scotland, Wales, and six counties of Ireland, ruled by the king or queen of England, and represented in the nation's parliament.

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Computing Dictionary

uk definition

networking
The country code for United Kingdom.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
uk
Ukrainian
UK
United Kingdom
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Example sentences for UK
The uk was the first country to receive a wide range of radio stations via dab.
It is unclear if further uk dvd releases are planned at present.
Episodes are around fourteen months behind those broadcast in the uk.
In the uk, from is used with single dates and times more often than in the
  united states.
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