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United States

[ yoo-nahy-tid steyts ]
/ yuˈnaɪ tɪd ˈsteɪts /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

a federal republic in the northern Western Hemisphere comprising 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the North Pacific. Contiguous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with Alaska and Hawaii, 3,615,122 sq. mi. (9,363,166 sq. km). Capital: Washington, D.C. Abbreviations: U.S., US, U.S.A., USA

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pro-U·nit·ed States, adjective
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