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    Definition:
    Nation - (n.) A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.
    Nation - (n.) The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
    Nation - (n.) Family; lineage.
    Nation - (n.) One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.
    Nation - (n.) One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.
    Nation - (n.) A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.
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    Abacination - (n.) The act of abacinating.
    Abalienation - (n.) The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement.
    Abannation - (n.) Alt. of Abannition
    Abomination - (n.) The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination.
    Abomination - (n.) That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.
    Abomination - (n.) A cause of pollution or wickedness.
    Accombination - (n.) A combining together.
    Acumination - (n.) A sharpening; termination in a sharp point; a tapering point.
    Adnation - (n.) The adhesion or cohesion of different floral verticils or sets of organs.
    Adornation - (n.) Adornment.
    Adunation - (n.) A uniting; union.
    Agglutination - (n.) The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.
    Agglutination - (n.) Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See Agglutinative, 2.
    Agnation - (n.) Consanguinity by a line of males only, as distinguished from cognation.
    Agnomination - (n.) A surname.
    Agnomination - (n.) Paronomasia; also, alliteration; annomination.
    Alienation - (n.) The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
    Alienation - (n.) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
    Alienation - (n.) A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
    Alienation - (n.) Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.
    Alternation - (n.) The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and fear.
    Alternation - (n.) Permutation.
    Alternation - (n.) The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.
    Annomination - (n.) Paronomasia; punning.
    Annomination - (n.) Alliteration.
    Antinational - (a.) Antagonistic to one's country or nation, or to a national government.
    Antivaccination - (n.) Opposition to vaccination.
    Antivaccinationist - (n.) An antivaccinist.
    Arenation - (n.) A sand bath; application of hot sand to the body.
    Assassination - (n.) The act of assassinating; a killing by treacherous violence.
    Assignation - (n.) The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment.
    Assignation - (n.) An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview; -- used chiefly of love interviews, and now commonly in a bad sense.
    Assignation - (n.) A making over by transfer of title; assignment.
    Bombination - (n.) A humming or buzzing.
    Cachinnation - (n.) Loud or immoderate laughter; -- often a symptom of hysterical or maniacal affections.
    Calcination - (n.) The act or process of disintegrating a substance, or rendering it friable by the action of heat, esp. by the expulsion of some volatile matter, as when carbonic and acid is expelled from carbonate of calcium in the burning of limestone in order to make lime.
    Calcination - (n.) The act or process of reducing a metal to an oxide or metallic calx; oxidation.
    Carnation - (n.) The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.
    Carnation - (n.) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.
    Carnation - (n.) A species of Dianthus (D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.
    Carnationed - (a.) Having a flesh color.
    Catenation - (n.) Connection of links or union of parts, as in a chain; a regular or connected series. See Concatenation.
    Cenation - (n.) Meal-taking; dining or supping.
    Chlorination - (n.) The act or process of subjecting anything to the action of chlorine; especially, a process for the extraction of gold by exposure of the auriferous material to chlorine gas.
    Circination - (n.) An orbicular motion.
    Circination - (n.) A circle; a concentric layer.
    Citrination - (n.) The process by which anything becomes of the color of a lemon; esp., in alchemy, the state of perfection in the philosopher's stone indicated by its assuming a deep yellow color.
    Coadunation - (n.) Union, as in one body or mass; unity.
    Cognation - (n.) Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred.
    Cognation - (n.) Participation of the same nature.
    Cognation - (n.) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from agnation.
    Cognomination - (n.) A cognomen or surname.
    Coinquination - (n.) Defilement.
    Combination - (n.) The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things.
    Combination - (n.) The result of combining or uniting; union of persons or things; esp. a union or alliance of persons or states to effect some purpose; -- usually in a bad sense.
    Combination - (n.) The act or process of uniting by chemical affinity, by which substances unite with each other in definite proportions by weight to form distinct compounds.
    Combination - (n.) The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups.
    Commination - (n.) A threat or threatening; a denunciation of punishment or vengeance.
    Commination - (n.) An office in the liturgy of the Church of England, used on Ash Wednesday, containing a recital of God's anger and judgments against sinners.
    Compagination - (n.) Union of parts; structure.
    Conation - (n.) The power or act which directs or impels to effort of any kind, whether muscular or psychical.
    Concatenation - (n.) A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
    Concrimination - (n.) A joint accusation.
    Condemnation - (n.) The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.
    Condemnation - (n.) The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.
    Condemnation - (n.) The state of being condemned.
    Condemnation - (n.) The ground or reason of condemning.
    Condonation - (n.) The act of condoning or pardoning.
    Condonation - (n.) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated.
    Conglutination - (n.) A gluing together; a joining by means of some tenacious substance; junction; union.
    Connation - (n.) Connection by birth; natural union.
    Consarcination - (n.) A patching together; patchwork.
    Consignation - (n.) The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state.
    Consignation - (n.) The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.
    Consignation - (n.) A stamp; an indication; a sign.
    Consternation - (n.) Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.
    Contamination - (n.) The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
    Contignation - (n.) The act or process of framing together, or uniting, as beams in a fabric.
    Contignation - (n.) A framework or fabric, as of beams.
    Coordination - (n.) The act of coordinating; the act of putting in the same order, class, rank, dignity, etc.; as, the coordination of the executive, the legislative, and the judicial authority in forming a government; the act of regulating and combining so as to produce harmonious results; harmonious adjustment; as, a coordination of functions.
    Coordination - (n.) The state of being coordinate, or of equal rank, dignity, power, etc.
    Coronation - (n.) The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.
    Coronation - (n.) The pomp or assembly at a coronation.
    Crastination - (n.) Procrastination; a putting off till to-morrow.
    Crenation - (n.) A rounded tooth on the edge of a leaf.
    Crenation - (n.) The condition of being crenate.
    Crimination - (n.) The act of accusing; accusation; charge; complaint.
    Cross-examination - (n.) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he has been called and examined. See Examination.
    Culmination - (n.) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.
    Culmination - (n.) Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
    Damnation - (n.) The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.
    Damnation - (n.) Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.
    Damnation - (n.) A sin deserving of everlasting punishment.
    Declination - (n.) The act or state of bending downward; inclination; as, declination of the head.
    Declination - (n.) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; decline.
    Declination - (n.) The act of deviating or turning aside; oblique motion; obliquity; withdrawal.
    Declination - (n.) The act or state of declining or refusing; withdrawal; refusal; averseness.
    Declination - (n.) The angular distance of any object from the celestial equator, either northward or southward.
    Declination - (n.) The arc of the horizon, contained between the vertical plane and the prime vertical circle, if reckoned from the east or west, or between the meridian and the plane, reckoned from the north or south.
    Declination - (n.) The act of inflecting a word; declension. See Decline, v. t., 4.
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    Nation - n. Community of people of mainly common descent, history, language, etc., forming a state or inhabiting a territory. [latin: related to *natal]
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    Artificial insemination - n. Non-sexual injection of semen into the uterus.
    Assignation - n. 1 appointment to meet, esp. By lovers in secret. 2 assigning or being assigned.
    Carnation - n. 1 clove-scented pink. 2 rosy-pink colour. adj. Rosy-pink. [italian: related to *carnal because of the flesh-colour]
    Combination - n. 1 combining or being combined. 2 combined set of things or people. 3 sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock. 4 motor cycle with a side-car attached. 5 (in pl.) Single undergarment for the body and legs. [latin: related to *combine]
    Combination lock - n. Lock that can be opened only by a specific sequence of movements.
    Commination - n. Literary threatening of divine vengeance. comminatory adj. [latin: related to *menace]
    Concatenation - n. Series of linked things or events. [latin catena chain]
    Consternation - n. Anxiety, dismay. [latin sterno throw down]
    Coronation - n. Ceremony of crowning a sovereign or consort. [medieval latin: related to *corona]
    Damnation - n. Eternal punishment in hell. int. Expressing anger.
    Declination - n. 1 downward bend or turn. 2 angular distance of a star etc. North or south of the celestial equator. 3 deviation of a compass needle from true north. declinational adj. [latin: related to *decline]
    Denationalize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) transfer (an industry etc.) From public to private ownership. denationalization n.
    Denomination - n. 1 church or religious sect. 2 class of measurement or money. 3 name, esp. A characteristic or class name. denominational adj. [latin: related to *denominate]
    Designation - n. 1 name, description, or title. 2 designating.
    Destination - n. Place a person or thing is bound for. [latin: related to *destine]
    Determination - n. 1 firmness of purpose; resoluteness. 2 process of deciding or determining.
    Discrimination - n. 1 unfavourable treatment based on racial, sexual, etc. Prejudice. 2 good taste or judgement.
    Divination - n. Supposed supernatural insight into the future etc. [latin: related to *divine]
    Donation - n. 1 donating or being donated. 2 thing, esp. Money, donated. [latin donum gift]
    Examination - n. 1 examining or being examined. 2 detailed inspection. 3 test of proficiency or knowledge by questions. 4 formal questioning of a witness etc. In court.
    Explanation - n. 1 explaining. 2 statement or circumstance that explains something.
    Grand national - n. Steeplechase held annually at aintree, liverpool.
    Gross national product - n. Gross domestic product plus the total of net income from abroad.
    Hallucination - n. Illusion of seeing or hearing something not actually present. hallucinatory adj.
    Imagination - n. 1 mental faculty of forming images or concepts of objects or situations not existent or not directly experienced. 2 mental creativity or resourcefulness.
    Incarnation - n. 1 a embodiment in (esp. Human) flesh. B (the incarnation) the embodiment of god in christ. 2 (often foll. By of) living type (of a quality etc.).
    Inclination - n. 1 disposition or propensity. 2 liking, affection. 3 slope, slant. 4 angle between lines. 5 dip of a magnetic needle. 6 slow nod of the head. [latin: related to *incline]
    Indignation - n. Anger at supposed injustice etc.
    Interdenominational - adj. Concerning more than one (religious) denomination.
    International - adj. 1 existing or carried on between nations. 2 agreed on or used by all or many nations. n. 1 a contest, esp. In sport, between teams representing different countries. B member of such a team. 2 (international) any of four successive associations for socialist or communist action. internationality n. Internationally adv.
    Internationalism - n. Advocacy of a community of interests among nations. internationalist n.
    Internationalize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) 1 make international. 2 bring under the protection or control of two or more nations.
    Intonation - n. 1 modulation of the voice; accent. 2 intoning. 3 accuracy of musical pitch. [medieval latin: related to *intone]
    Lunation - n. Interval between new moons, about 291/2 days. [medieval latin: related to *lunar]
    Machination - n. (usu. In pl.) Plot, intrigue. machinate v. (-ting). [latin: related to *machine]
    Medical examination - n. Examination to determine a person's physical fitness.
    Miscegenation - n. Interbreeding of races, esp. Of whites and non-whites. [related to *mix, *genus]
    Multinational - adj. 1 operating in several countries. 2 of several nationalities. n. Multinational company.
    National - adj. 1 of a, or the, nation. 2 characteristic of a particular nation. n. 1 citizen of a specified country. 2 fellow-countryman. 3 (the national) = *grand national. nationally adv.
    National anthem - n. Song adopted by a nation, intended to inspire patriotism.
    National curriculum - n. Common programme of study for pupils in the maintained schools of england and wales, with tests at specified ages.
    National debt - n. Money owed by a state because of loans to it.
    National front - n. Uk political party with extreme reactionary views on immigration etc.
    National grid - n. 1 network of high-voltage electric power lines between major power stations. 2 metric system of geographical coordinates used in maps of the british isles.
    National health - n. (also national health service) system of national medical care paid for mainly by taxation.
    National insurance - n. System of compulsory payments by employed persons (supplemented by employers) to provide state assistance in sickness etc.
    Nationalism - n. 1 patriotic feeling, principles, etc. 2 policy of national independence. nationalist n. & adj. Nationalistic adj.
    Nationality - n. (pl. -ies) 1 status of belonging to a particular nation (has british nationality). 2 condition of being national; distinctive national qualities. 3 ethnic group forming a part of one or more political nations.
    Nationalize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) 1 take (railways, industry, land, etc.) Into state ownership. 2 make national. nationalization n.
    National park - n. Area of natural beauty protected by the state for the use of the public.
    National service - n. Hist. Conscripted peacetime military service.
    Nationwide - adj. & adv. Extending over the whole nation.
    Ordination - n. Conferring of holy orders, ordaining.
    Positive discrimination - n. Practice of making distinctions in favour of groups considered to be underprivileged.
    Reincarnation - n. Rebirth of a soul in a new body. reincarnate v. (-ting). Reincarnate adj.
    Renationalize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) nationalize again (an originally nationalized and more recently privatized industry etc.). renationalization n.
    Resignation - n. 1 resigning, esp. From one's job or office. 2 letter etc. Conveying this. 3 reluctant acceptance of the inevitable. [medieval latin: related to *resign]
    Ruination - n. 1 bringing to ruin. 2 ruining or being ruined.
    Self-determination - n. 1 nation's right to determine its own government etc. 2 ability to act with free will.
    Self-examination - n. 1 the study of one's own conduct etc. 2 examining of one's own body for signs of illness.
    Self-pollination - n. Pollination of a flower by pollen from the same plant. self-pollinating adj.
    Supranational - adj. Transcending national limits.
    Termination - n. 1 terminating or being terminated. 2 induced abortion. 3 ending or result. 4 word's final syllable or letter.
    United nations - n.pl. (as sing. Or pl.) Supranational peace-seeking organization.

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