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nation

na·tion

nation

 
pronunciation:
neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a people living in the same region of the world and having a common history, language, and culture.
Mexico is a nation in North America.
similar words:
country, land, people, public
definition 2: a people living under its own independent government.
Our nation elects a president every four years.
similar words:
country, state
derivations: nationless (adj.), nationhood (n.)
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The word nation contains the following part:
nat Latin root that means birth; born