- The definition of a nation-state is a self-governed political entity occupied by people who speak the same language and share a common history and culture.
An example of a nation-state is Egypt.
Egypt is a nation-state.
nation-state definition by Webster's New World
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the modern nation as the representative unit of political organization
nation-state definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A political unit consisting of an autonomous state inhabited predominantly by a people sharing a common culture, history, and language.