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international

[ in-ter-nash-uh-nl ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nl /
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adjective

noun

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Origin of international

First recorded in 1770–80; inter- + national
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British Dictionary definitions for international (1 of 2)

international
/ (ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəl) /

adjective

of, concerning, or involving two or more nations or nationalities
established by, controlling, or legislating for several nationsan international court; international fishing rights
available for use by all nationsinternational waters

noun

sport
  1. a contest between two national teams
  2. a member of these teams
internationality, nouninternationally, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for international (2 of 2)

International
/ (ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəl) /

noun

a member of any of these organizations
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Cultural definitions for international

International

An international organization of workers founded by Karl Marx (see also Marx) in the 1860s. Weakened by disputes, it was dissolved in 1876, but it was succeeded by three later Internationals, which sought to spread communism throughout the world. The most effective of these was the Third International, formed by the Soviet Union in 1919 and dissolved in 1943 by Joseph Stalin.

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