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Definition of Nation


  1. A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.
  2. The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
  3. Family; lineage.
  4. One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.
  5. One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.
  6. A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.

Nation Quotations

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The world has today 546 nuclear plants generating electricity. Their experience is being continuously researched, and feedback should be provided to all. Nuclear scientists have to interact with the people of the nation, and academic institutions continuously update nuclear power generation technology and safety.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
Bob Marley

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
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Nation Translations

nation in Danish is folk, nation
nation in Dutch is natie, volk
nation in Finnish is kansa, kansakunta
nation in French is peuple, nation
nation in German is Volk, Nation, Nation
nation in Hungarian is nemzet
nation in Italian is nazione
nation in Latin is natio nationis, natio, gens, populus
nation in Swedish is folk, nation
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