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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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Lord Saatchi, the Tories' co-chairman from 2003 until 2005, also warned the party had to find new ways of appealing to the country.
The new network, appealing to the country's fast-growing population of more than 35 million Hispanics, is scheduled to operate on 13 or more TV stations in major markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.