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nation

EN[ˈneɪʃən] [-eɪʃən]
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WNation
  • Nation has various meanings, and the meaning has changed over time. The concept of "nation" is related to "ethnic community" or ethnie.
  • The nation has been described by Benedict Anderson as an "imagined community" and by Paul James as an "abstract community". It is an imagined community in the sense that the material conditions exist for imagining extended and shared connections.
  • ^ Guido Zernatto and Alfonso G. Mistretta (July 1944). "Nation: The History of a Word". The Review of Politics (Cambridge University Press) 6 (3): 351–366.
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    Definition of nation in English Dictionary

  • NounPLnationsSUF-ation
    1. An historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity and/or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture.
      1. The Roma are a nation without a country. ‎
      2. The Kurdish people constitute a nation in the Middle East ‎
    2. (international law) A sovereign state.
      1. It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]:  [ …] perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment.
    3. (chiefly historical) An association of students based on their birthplace or ethnicity. syn.
      1. Once widespread across Europe in medieval times, nations are now largely restricted to the ancient universities of Sweden and Finland. ‎
    4. OBS A great number; a great deal.
      1. (rare) Damnation.
      2. Adverb
        1. (rare, dialectal) Extremely; very.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • We talk a lot about being "a nation of laws," but some of the laws found on the books of states, counties and municipalities are a bit much.
            • And we now have a title to Clinton's speech to the nation last Monday night: The "Ejaculation Proclamation."
            • The childhood of the European nations was passed under the tutelage of the clergy.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Practiced on an international scale, eugenocide will do much to prevent lingering, tortuous death by starvation, occasioned so often by overbrowse in underdeveloped nations.
            • They are representatives that will loosely conjoin a nation.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Nouns with unknown or uncertain plurals
                • Countable nouns
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              Meaning of nation for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "nation" is an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a nouns with unknown or uncertain plural and a countable noun.
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