United States

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /juːˌnaɪ.tɪd ˈsteɪts/, /jʊˌnaɪ.tɪd ˈsteɪts/
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Proper nounEdit

the United States

  1. (in the singular) shortened form of United States of America
  2. (in the plural) The collection of individual states of the United States of America.
  3. (military) Includes the land area, internal waters, territorial sea, and airspace of the United States, including:
    US territories, possessions, and commonwealths; and
    Other areas over which the US Government has complete jurisdiction and control or has exclusive authority or defense responsibility
  4. (nation's name) Federal nation consisting of several states, actual, historical or hypothetical.
    Republic of the United States of Brazil.
    The United States of Europe.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Joint Publication 1-02 U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006)

See alsoEdit

  • Appendix:Place names in United States

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 16:51