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Komintern

[kom-in-turn, kom-in-turn]
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noun
  1. Comintern.

Comintern

or Kom·in·tern

[kom-in-turn, kom-in-turn]
noun
  1. Third International.

Origin of Comintern

< Russian Komintérn, for Kommunistícheskiĭ Internatsionál Communist International
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Examples from the Web for komintern

Historical Examples

  • If he went over to the Komintern, he wouldn't be able to get any of those.

    The Mercenaries</p>

    Henry Beam Piper

  • One of those people back in the dining room is selling us out to the Fourth Komintern.

    The Mercenaries</p>

    Henry Beam Piper

  • He is suspected of betraying confidential data to agents of the Fourth Komintern.

    The Mercenaries</p>

    Henry Beam Piper

  • I wanted to know just what it was the Komintern was supposed to have got from us, but he wouldn't tell me.

    The Mercenaries</p>

    Henry Beam Piper


British Dictionary definitions for komintern

Comintern

Komintern

noun
  1. short for Communist International : an international Communist organization founded by Lenin in Moscow in 1919 and dissolved in 1943; it degenerated under Stalin into an instrument of Soviet politicsAlso called: Third International
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for komintern

Comintern

n.

"Third International," 1919, from contraction of Communist International.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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