|Origin:||Latin natio, from natus, past participle of nasci 'to be born'|
na‧tion S3 W2 [countable]
a country, considered especially in relation to its people and its social or economic structure: ! In most situations, it is more usual to say country: I've been to countries all over the world. | Do you like this country?
the President's radio broadcast to the nation
an independent nation
the world's leading industrial nations
a large group of people of the same race and language:
the Cherokee nation