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nation

[ney-shuhn]
noun
1.
a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own: The president spoke to the nation about the new tax.
2.
the territory or country itself: the nations of Central America.
3.
a member tribe of an American Indian confederation.
4.
an aggregation of persons of the same ethnic family, often speaking the same language or cognate languages.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Latin nātiōn- (stem of nātiō) birth, tribe, equivalent to nāt(us) (past participle of nāscī to be born) + -iōn- -ion

nationhood, noun
nationless, adjective
internation, adjective
minination, noun
supernation, noun


1. See race2. 2. state, commonwealth, kingdom, realm.
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nation (ˈneɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an aggregation of people or peoples of one or more cultures, races, etc, organized into a single state: the Australian nation
2.  a community of persons not constituting a state but bound by common descent, language, history, etc: the French-Canadian nation
3.  a.  a federation of tribes, esp American Indians
 b.  the territory occupied by such a federation
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin nātiō birth, tribe, from nascī to be born]
 
'nationhood
 
n
 
'nationless
 
adj

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nation
c.1300, from O.Fr. nacion, from L. nationem (nom. natio) "nation, stock, race," lit. "that which has been born," from natus, pp. of nasci "be born" (Old L. gnasci; see genus). Political sense has gradually taken over from racial meaning "large group of people with common ancestry."
Older sense preserved in application to N.Amer. Indian peoples (1640s). Nation-building first attested 1907 (implied in nation-builder).
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