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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nationalism \Na"tion*al*ism\, n. 1. The state of being national; national attachment; nationality. [1913 Webster] 2. An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation. [1913 Webster] 3. National independence; the principles of the Nationalists. [1913 Webster] 4. A devotion to one's country; patriotism; especially. an exaggerated or excessive form of patriotism; chauvinism. [PJC] 5. The policy of advocating the independence of one's country. [PJC] 6. The policy of advocating the interests of one's own country exclusively, regardless of effects of a country's actions on other countries. [PJC]