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United States

noun plural but singular or plural in construction Unit·ed States \y-ˈnī-təd-, especially Southern ˈyü-ˌ\

Definition of UNITED STATES

:  a federation of states especially when forming a nation in a usually specified territory <advocating a United States of Europe>
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First Known Use of UNITED STATES

1617

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