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Great Britain

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English

Proper noun

Singular
Great Britain

Plural
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Great Britain

  1. The island (and some of the surrounding smaller islands) off the north-west coast of Europe made up of the countries England, Scotland and Wales. Abbreviation: GB.
  2. (formerly, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the UK.

Usage notes

In older writing the phrase 'Great Britain' is often used to mean the United Kingdom. Today it is rarely used in English except as a purely geographical term. In most contexts it is replaced by Britain.

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