nation-state
noun Date: 1918 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • nation state — noun An independent state with a population largely of common descent, language or culture • • • Main Entry: ↑nation * * * nation state UK US noun [countable] [singular nation state plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • nation-state — nation states also nation state N COUNT A nation state is an independent state which consists of people from one particular national group. Albania is a small nation state of around 3 million people …   English dictionary

  • nation state — n a nation that is a politically independent country ▪ European union is seen as a threat to the sovereignty of the nation state …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nation-state — [nā′shən stāt′] n. the modern nation as the representative unit of political organization …   English World dictionary

  • nation state — noun count an independent country, especially one in which all the people share the same language and culture …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Nation state — For the ambiguities and specifications surrounding the terms nation, international, state, and country, see Nation. For the online video game, see Jennifer Government: NationStates. Part of the Politics series …   Wikipedia

  • nation state — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms nation state : singular nation state plural nation states an independent country, especially one in which all the people share the same language and culture …   English dictionary

  • nation-state — noun a political entity (a state) associated with a particular cultural entity (a nation) See Also: civilization state, nation, state …   Wiktionary

  • nation state — noun (C) a nation that is a politically independent country: European union is seen as a threat to the sovereignty of the nation state …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nation-state — valstybė statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Politinė žmonių bendrija, siejama apibrėžtos teritorijos, valdžios institucijų ir vienijančios idėjos, kurią galima apibūdinti kaip nuolatinį poreikį kurti, puoselėti ir ginti savo bendriją. Įv.… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • nation state — see nation state …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”