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na·tion·al·i·ty

 (năsh′ə-năl′ĭ-tē, năsh-năl′-)
n. pl. na·tion·al·i·ties
1. The status of belonging to a particular nation by origin, birth, or naturalization.
2. A people having common origins or traditions and often constituting a nation.
3. Existence as a politically autonomous entity; national independence.
4. National character.
5. Nationalism.

nationality

(ˌnæʃəˈnælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the state or fact of being a citizen of a particular nation
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a body of people sharing common descent, history, language, etc; a nation
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a national group: 30 different nationalities are found in this city.
4. national character or quality
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the state or fact of being a nation; national status

na•tion•al•i•ty

(ˌnæʃ əˈnæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties for 1,2,5,6.
1. the status of belonging to a particular nation, whether by birth or naturalization.
3. existence as a distinct nation.
4. a nation or people.
5. national quality or character.
[1685–95]

nationality

You use nationality to say what country someone legally belongs to. For example, you say that someone 'has Belgian nationality'.

He's got British nationality.
They have the right to claim Hungarian nationality.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'nationality' to talk about things. Don't say, for example, that something 'has Swedish nationality'. You say that it comes from Sweden or was made in Sweden.

The best vanilla comes from Mexico.
All of the trucks that Ford sold in Europe were made in Britain.

nationality

The country or nation to which a person belongs through birth or naturalization.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nationality - people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation; "immigrants of the same nationality often seek each other out"; "such images define their sense of nationality"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
2.nationality - the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalizationnationality - the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

nationality

noun
1. citizenship, birth When asked his nationality, he said, `British'.
2. race, nation, tribe, clan, ethnic group the many nationalities that comprise Ethopia
Translations
جِنْسِيَةٌقَومِيَّه
národnost
nationalitet
kansakansakuntakansalaisuuskansallinenkansallisuus
nacionalnost
òjóîerni
国籍
국적
državljanstvo
nationalitet
สัญชาติ
автономіяетнослюднаріднарод
quốc tịch

nationality

[ˌnæʃəˈnælɪtɪ] N
1. (= citizenship) → nacionalidad f, ciudadanía f
she took/adopted French nationalityadquirió/adoptó la nacionalidad or ciudadanía francesa
2. (= national group) → nacionalidad f
the city is home to 20 different nationalitiesla ciudad alberga hasta 20 nacionalidades distintas

nationality

[ˌnæʃəˈnælɪti] nnationalité f
what nationality is he? → quelle est sa nationalité?, de quelle nationalité est-il?

nationality

nStaatsangehörigkeit f, → Nationalität f; what nationality is he?welche Staatsangehörigkeit hat er?; she is of German nationalitysie hat die deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit; the many nationalities presentdie Menschen verschiedener Nationalitäten, die anwesend sind

nationality

[ˌnæʃˈnælɪtɪ] nnazionalità f inv; (citizenship) → cittadinanza, nazionalità

nation

(ˈneiʃən) noun
1. a group of people living in a particular country, forming a single political and economic unit.
2. a large number of people who share the same history, ancestors, culture etc (whether or not they all live in the same country). the Jewish nation.
national (ˈnӕʃənəl) adjective
of or belonging to a particular nation. national government; national pride.
ˈnationally adverb
ˈnationalism (ˈnӕ-) noun
1. a sense of pride in the history, culture, achievements etc of one's nation.
2. the desire to bring the people of one's nation together under their own government.
ˈnationalist (ˈnӕ-) noun
ˌnationaˈlistic adjective
nationality (nӕʃəˈnӕləti) plural natioˈnalities noun
(the state of belonging to) a particular nation. `What nationality are you?' `I'm German'; You can see (people of) many nationalities in London.
ˈnationalize, ˈnationalise (ˈnӕ-) verb
to make (especially an industry) the property of the nation as a whole rather than the property of an individual.
ˌnationaliˈzation, ˌnationaliˈsation noun
national anthem
a nation's official song or hymn.
national service
in some countries, a period of compulsory service in the armed forces.
ˌnation-ˈwide adjective, adverb
(happening etc) throughout the whole nation. a nation-wide broadcast; They travelled nation-wide.

nationality

جِنْسِيَةٌ národnost nationalitet Nationalität εθνικότητα nacionalidad kansalaisuus nationalité nacionalnost nazionalità 国籍 국적 nationaliteit nasjonalitet narodowość nacionalidade национальность nationalitet สัญชาติ ulus quốc tịch 国籍

nationality

n. nacionalidad.
References in classic literature ?
The desire and yearning of my soul is for an African nationality.
These shopkeepers detest the English and despise the Americans; they are rude to both, more especially to ladies of your nationality and mine.
On our little walk along the quays, he made himself the most interesting companion, telling me about the different ships that we passed by, their rig, tonnage, and nationality, explaining the work that was going forward--how one was discharging, another taking in cargo, and a third making ready for sea--and every now and then telling me some little anecdote of ships or seamen or repeating a nautical phrase till I had learned it perfectly.
I asked him what his nationality was and if that name of Erik did not point to his Scandinavian origin.
But, thanks to the nationality of the victim of the shock, thanks to the reputation of the company to which the vessel belonged, the circumstance became extensively circulated.
My immediate purpose is to lead you to place in juxta-position, that very unusual activity of which I have just spoken with that very peculiar shrill (or harsh) and unequal voice, about whose nationality no two persons could be found to agree, and in whose utterance no syllabification could be detected.
And yet he struck me as not so perfectly French as he ought to have been, as if one's nationality were an accomplishment with varying degrees of excellence.
No one seems to know or to care what my nationality is, and I am treated, on the contrary, with the civility which is the portion of every traveller who pays the bill without scanning the items too narrowly.
The artist had unconsciously worked his nationality into the picture.
He was studying theology in Heidelberg, but the other theological students of his own nationality looked upon him with suspicion.
It is easier for a Russian to become an Atheist, than for any other nationality in the world.
But mechanical invention had gone faster than intellectual and social organisation, and the world, with its silly old flags, its silly unmeaning tradition of nationality, its cheap newspapers and cheaper passions and imperialisms, its base commercial motives and habitual insincerities and vulgarities, its race lies and conflicts, was taken by surprise.