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NAACP Tweet Definition of NAACP Like Definition of NAACP on Facebook
  1. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
nation Tweet Definition of nation Like Definition of nation on Facebook
  1. A group of people sharing aspects of language, culture and/or ethnicity.
The Roma are a without a country.
  1. A historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, and psychological make-up manifested in a common culture
The Kurdish people constitute a in the Middle East
  1. (international law) A sovereign state.
Though legally single nations, many states comprise several distinct cultural or ethnic groups.
  1. (chiefly dialect) extremely, Extremely; very
I'm sorry for you. -- Mark Twain
national Tweet Definition of national Like Definition of national on Facebook
  1. A citizen of a nation.
The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.
  1. (usually plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.
After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals.
  1. Of or having to do with a nation.
Import tariffs were raised for the interest.
nationalism Tweet Definition of nationalism Like Definition of nationalism on Facebook
  1. The idea of supporting ones country and culture.
  2. Supporting a national identity when it does not exist as a sovereign nation, for example, w:Basque nationalism, Basque nationalism, Kurdish nationalism.
  3. jingoism. The support of one nation's interests to the exclusion of others.
  4. patriotism.
nationalist Tweet Definition of nationalist Like Definition of nationalist on Facebook
  1. An advocate of nationalism.
  1. Of or relating to nationalism.
nationality Tweet Definition of nationality Like Definition of nationality on Facebook
noun (nationalit, ies)
  1. citizenship
nationalize Tweet Definition of nationalize Like Definition of nationalize on Facebook
verb (nationaliz, ing)
  1. To convert a private industry into one controlled by the government.
  2. To bring a concept such as a political issue or commercial campaign to the attention of the entire country.
nation-state Tweet Definition of nation-state Like Definition of nation-state on Facebook
  1. a political entity (a state) associated with a particular cultural entity (a nation)
naturalize Tweet Definition of naturalize Like Definition of naturalize on Facebook
verb (naturaliz, ing)
  1. To grant citizenship to someone born abroad
  2. To acclimatize an animal or plant
  3. To make to appear more natural
  4. (context, linguistics, of a word and a language) to make (the word) a natural part of (the language)
Nazi Tweet Definition of Nazi Like Definition of Nazi on Facebook
  1. (historical) A member of the w:Nazi Party, Nazi Party (NSDAP).
  2. One who subscribes to or advocates Nazism or a similarly fascist, racist, or anti-Semitic ideology.
  3. (slang, usually, pejorative, see usage notes below) One who imposes one's views on others.
She's a total grammar .
  1. (historical) Of or pertaining to the w:Nazi Party, Nazi Party (NSDAP) specifically, or to Nazism more generally.
  2. (by extension) racist, Racist or anti-Semitic.
Nazism Tweet Definition of Nazism Like Definition of Nazism on Facebook
  1. The ideology of the National Socialist German Workers' Party including a totalitarian government, racism, national expansion, and state control of the economy.
neocolonialism Tweet Definition of neocolonialism Like Definition of neocolonialism on Facebook
  1. The control or domination by a powerful country over weaker ones (especially former colonies) by the use of economic pressure.
neocon Tweet Definition of neocon Like Definition of neocon on Facebook
  1. a neoconservative
neoconservatism Tweet Definition of neoconservatism Like Definition of neoconservatism on Facebook
  1. A right wing political movement that opposes liberalism in political, economic and social fields.
neo-Nazi Tweet Definition of neo-Nazi Like Definition of neo-Nazi on Facebook
  1. Person who believes in a version of Nazi ideology.
  2. Person who believes in a white supremecist ideology especially one who uses Nazi iconography.
  1. Describing a group made up of Neo-Nazis.
  2. Describing a group which believes in such an ideology.
NEP Tweet Definition of NEP Like Definition of NEP on Facebook
  1. w:New Economic Policy, New Economic Policy
  2. w:National Energy Program, National Energy Program
  3. w:National Election Pool, National Election Pool
  4. w:Noise-equivalent power, Noise-equivalent power
neutral Tweet Definition of neutral Like Definition of neutral on Facebook
  1. A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state
  2. A person who takes no side in a dispute
  3. A neutral hue
  4. The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism
  5. An electrical terminal that is not electrified
  1. Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.
  2. Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.
  3. (grammar) Neither positive nor negative.
  4. Neither beneficial nor harmful.
  5. Having no sex; neuter.
  6. Having no obvious colour; gray
  1. (physics) Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.
  2. (chemistry) Having a pH of 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.
neutrality Tweet Definition of neutrality Like Definition of neutrality on Facebook
  1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.
"Men who possess a state of in times of public danger, desert the interest of their fellow subjects." -Addison.
  1. Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad. Obs. Donne.
  2. (chemistry): The quality or state of being neutral.
  3. (International Law): The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers.
  4. Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or states.
neutralize Tweet Definition of neutralize Like Definition of neutralize on Facebook
verb (neutraliz, ing)
  1. To make inactive or ineffective.
    The antidote neutralized the toxin.
NHTSA Tweet Definition of NHTSA Like Definition of NHTSA on Facebook
  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (US)
Nome Tweet Definition of Nome Like Definition of Nome on Facebook
proper noun
  1. seaport in West Alaska
  2. cape in West Alaska
nonaligned Tweet Definition of nonaligned Like Definition of nonaligned on Facebook
  1. not allied with any particular nation, or to any side in a dispute; neutral or impartial
NRA Tweet Definition of NRA Like Definition of NRA on Facebook
initialism (wikipedia, National Rifle Association)
  1. National Rifle Association
nullification Tweet Definition of nullification Like Definition of nullification on Facebook
  1. The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.
  2. removal
nuncio Tweet Definition of nuncio Like Definition of nuncio on Facebook
  1. The highest title used for Catholic clerics serving in the Vatican diplomatic service, equivalent to ambassador, as in most predominantly Catholic countries (there often dean of the diplomatic corps) .
Nuremberg Tweet Definition of Nuremberg Like Definition of Nuremberg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Bavaria, Germany

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