Definition of state-owned in US English:

state-owned

adjective

  • Belonging to, funded by, and controlled by the government.

    ‘state-owned energy companies’
    • ‘France 2, a state-owned channel, broadcasts its news at the same time, and gambled on his resigning.’
    • ‘This results in inefficient distribution that causes state-owned enterprises to be rigid.’
    • ‘Of the large trading companies that were under nationalized ownership at the beginning of the 1980s, only the Post Office remains state-owned.’
    • ‘The state-owned company remains the monopoly train operator on the main lines, although secondary routes are put out to competitive tender.’
    • ‘He works for a state-owned publishing house which is in the process of going out of business.’
    • ‘In 1998, they began operating the state-owned Mount Sunapee ski area, in New Hampshire.’
    • ‘By 1975 there were about 115 such schools, state-owned or church-run.’
    • ‘There are a number of joint ventures between state-owned and locally owned private firms.’
    • ‘Two-thirds of the company's corporate customers in China are state-owned enterprises.’
    • ‘State-owned enterprises, numbering well over 3,000, still employed 45 per cent of Poland's industrial workforce in 1998.’
    state, national, federal, government
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Pronunciation

state-owned

/ˌsteɪtˈoʊnd//ˌstātˈōnd/