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nation (s) (noun), nations (pl)
1. An individual country combining its social and political structures: Many industrialised and wealthy nations should do their best at helping the developing nations around the world.
2. A large number of people affiliated by shared heritage, language, or culture and living in a certain country: The story on television was one that softened the hearts of the nation, especially the population living in small communities.
3. The Indian people of North America or association of peoples; ethnic group: The students read about the Shawnee nation in their history books.
4.Etymology: from Old French nacion, from Latin nationem, natio, "nation, stock, race"; literally, "that which has been born," from natus, past participle of nasci, "to be born".

The political sense has gradually taken over from the racial meaning of "large group of people with common ancestry".

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(Greek: people, race, tribe, nation; group of people living together; community, family)
(Latin: father, dad, pop (family member); fatherland, country, nation)
(a nation that utilizes automation and technology, but which is depending more and more on outsourcing to other nations for the experts in those areas)