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In reality, Afghanistan has functioned as a nation-state for more than two centuries, and its army and bureaucracy reach back to the 19th century.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Meaning of "nation-state" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NATION-STATE

nation-state play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NATION-STATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nation-State is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NATION-STATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nation-state

Nation state

A nation state is a geographical area that can be identified as deriving its political legitimacy from serving as a sovereign nation. A state is a political and geopolitical entity, while a nation is a cultural and ethnic one. The term "nation state" implies that the two coincide, but "nation state" formation can take place at different times in different parts of the world, and has become the dominant form of world organization. The concept of a nation state can be compared and contrasted with that of the multinational state, city state, empire, confederation, and other state formations with which it may overlap. The key distinction is the identification of a people with a polity in the "nation state."...

Definition of nation-state in the English dictionary

The definition of nation-state in the dictionary is an independent state inhabited by all the people of one nation and one nation only.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NATION-STATE

nation
Nation of Islam
nation state
nation-building
national
national accounting
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
national agreement
national anthem
National Assembly
national assistance
national bank
National Bureau of Standards
National Coal Board
national code
National Convention
national costume

WORDS THAT END LIKE NATION-STATE

chief of state
city-state
constate
crown estate
estate
facilitate
housing estate
industrial estate
interstate
lie in state
out-of-state
outstate
prostate
real estate
secretary of state
solid-state
state
steady state
testate
tri-state
upstate

Synonyms and antonyms of nation-state in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nation-state» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NATION-STATE

Find out the translation of nation-state to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nation-state from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nation-state» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

民族国家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nación-estado
570 millions of speakers

English

nation-state
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राष्ट्र राज्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدولة القومية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

национальное государство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estado-nação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাতি-রাষ্ট্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

État-nation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bangsa-negara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nationalstaat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

民族国家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

민족 국가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Negara-negara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà nước quốc gia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேசிய மாநில
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राष्ट्र-राज्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ulus devlet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stato-nazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

narodowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

національна держава
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

națiune - stat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το έθνος - κράτος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nasie-staat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nationalstat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nasjonalstaten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nation-state

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NATION-STATE»

The term «nation-state» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.762 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NATION-STATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «nation-state» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «nation-state» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nation-state

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3 QUOTES WITH «NATION-STATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nation-state.
1
Martin Donovan
Name your nation-state, or tribe or party - you have to rationalize what you're doing. You have to go to sleep at night. Does Dick Cheney sleep at night? Does he sleep like a baby?
2
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
In reality, Afghanistan has functioned as a nation-state for more than two centuries, and its army and bureaucracy reach back to the 19th century.
3
Feisal Abdul Rauf
In the 20th century, the Muslim world created a vision of religious nationalism. Turkey, for example, had to be ethnically Turkish. Kurds, Armenians, other minorities didn't have a place in such a vision of a nation-state.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NATION-STATE»

Discover the use of nation-state in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nation-state and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The End of the Nation State: The Rise of Regional Economies
Arguing that nation states are forfeiting their role in the global economy, the author contends that other forces have usurped economic power--capital, corporations, customers, communications, and currencies--and that natural economic zones ...
Kenʼichi Ōmae, 1995
2
Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging
In a world of migration and shifting allegiances­ caused by cultural, economic, military, and climatic change, the nation-state, as Judith Butler and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak argue, has become a more provisional place—and its ...
Judith Butler, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, 2011
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The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial ...
The French Imperial Nation-State focuses on two intersecting movements that redefined imperial politics—colonial humanism led by administrative reformers in West Africa and the Paris-based Negritude project, comprising African and ...
Gary Wilder, 2005
4
The European Rescue of the Nation-state
Combining political with economic analysis, and based on extensive primary research in several countries, this book offers a challenging interpretation of the history of the western European state and European integration.
Alan S. Milward, 2000
5
Constructing the Nation-state: International Organization ...
This book analyzes the nation-state as part of a global political-cultural system.
Connie L. McNeely, 1995
6
Globalization and the Nation State: 2nd Edition
This impressively comprehensive book examines the connections and conflicts that exist between global and national processes, institutions and cultures.Debating and explaining controversial and contested understandings of globalization, the ...
Robert J. Holton, 2011
7
A Nation-state by Construction: Dynamics of Modern Chinese ...
"In this major work, Zhao examines the concept of nationalism in the context of modern Chinese history, exhibiting a total command of a huge body of literature by both Chinese and Western scholars.
Suisheng Zhao, 2004
8
The Fate of the Nation-state
Are Nation-states obsolete? Are multination states viable? Can we really create powerful supranational institutions? These are the questions that celebrated authors and specialists attempt to answer in this important collection of articles.
Michel Seymour, 2004
9
Genocide in the Age of the Nation State: Volume 2: The Rise ...
Considering the phenomenon within the broad context of world historical developments, this study of genocide looks at the rise of the practice in the west, in both its modern and early modern domestic and colonial settings.
Mark Levene, 2005
10
The End of the Nation-state
The first English translation of the 1993 French publication speculating on the future demise of the nation-state.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NATION-STATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nation-state is used in the context of the following news items.
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JULY 26TH, 2015 INDEPENDENCE DAY THEME: Celebrating Our …
... the way Liberian communities at home and abroad have strived to overcome Liberia's adversities and maintain the nation-state since then, ... «Liberian Daily Observer, Jul 15»
2
A Simple Solution To The Islamic State Problem
This is why the formal definition of a nation-state under international law includes a functional diplomacy as a necessity. The Islamic State ... «Town Hall, Jul 15»
3
FBI Director Sees Increasing Terrorist Interest in Cyberattacks …
... and the banking system from debilitating cyberattacks, but they remain wary because criminal gangs and sophisticated nation-state hackers ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Tech: Terrorists intrigued by cyberattacks, Uber wins round with de …
... “but they remain wary because criminal gangs and sophisticated nation-state hackers have proven adept at breaking through networks.”. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
US won't publicly blame China for massive government hacks …
... apparently seen by US officials as an incident that falls within the unwritten confines of nation-state espionage that date back to the Cold War. «RT, Jul 15»
6
Foreword to The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of …
... between the global character of capitalist production and the nation-state system, and between the social character of the productive forces ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jul 15»
7
Outcry forces Univ. of California to drop Israel lobby's “anti-Semitism …
... anti-Semitic by blurring the important distinction between criticism of Israel as a nation-state and anti-Semitism,” according to civil rights group ... «The Electronic Intifada, Jul 15»
8
Yemen Cyber Army promises more attacks, but are they a front for …
We estimate that this access is used for espionage or other nation-state interests, and not for monetary gain or hacktivism,”. YCA's proclamation ... «SC Magazine UK, Jul 15»
9
Italian PM: Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people
In a speech to the Knesset this afternoon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. Renzi said that ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
10
Gen. Milley To SASC: World Getting Worse, Army Getting Smaller
... with the disintegration of the nation-state in the Middle East, and the increasing military capability and foreign policy assertiveness of China. «Breaking Defense, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nation-State [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nation-state-1>. Apr 2020 ».
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