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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
            • The Temiscaming First Nation lived between Lake Temiscaming and Lake Abitibi in Northeastern Ontario.
            • Since that upheaval Wales have won just once in seven games, beating Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup last May.
            • Who are the nations that have staked a claim to Antarctica lands?
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • They are representatives that will loosely conjoin a nation.
            • Practiced on an international scale, eugenocide will do much to prevent lingering, tortuous death by starvation, occasioned so often by overbrowse in underdeveloped nations.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Nouns with unknown or uncertain plurals
                • Countable nouns
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              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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