Ukraine

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geographical name \yü-ˈkrān, ˈyü-ˌ, also yü-ˈkrīn\
variants: or

Ukrayina

play \ˌü-krä-ˈyē-nä\ or chiefly formerly

the Ukraine

Definition of Ukraine

  1. country in eastern Europe on the northern coast of the Black Sea; capital Kiev area 222,664 square miles (576,700 square kilometers), population 45,500,000 Ukraine was a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. from 1923 to 1991. In the past Ukraine was frequently referred to as the Ukraine; however, since Ukraine declared independence in 1991, most newspapers and magazines have adopted the style of referring to Ukraine without a preceding the, and this has become the more common styling.

  1. —see also ukrainian

UKRAINE Defined for English Language Learners

Ukraine

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geographical name \yü-ˈkrān, ˈyü-ˌ, also yü-ˈkrīn\

Definition of Ukraine for English Language Learners

  • : country in Europe



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