nation–state

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noun na·tion–state \ˈnā-shən-ˈstāt, -ˌstāt\

Definition of nation–state

  1. :  a form of political organization under which a relatively homogeneous people inhabits a sovereign state; especially :  a state containing one as opposed to several nationalities

1895

First Known Use of nation–state

1895


NATION–STATE Defined for English Language Learners

nation–state

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noun na·tion–state \ˈnā-shən-ˈstāt, -ˌstāt\

Definition of nation–state for English Language Learners

  • : a form of political organization in which a group of people who share the same history, traditions, or language live in a particular area under one government

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