the States

Definitions of the States
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n North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Synonyms:
America, U.S., U.S.A., US, USA, United States, United States of America
Examples:
North
the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
Example of:
North American country, North American nation
any country on the North American continent

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