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internationalism

[ in-ter-nash-uh-nl-iz-uhm ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlˌɪz əm /
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noun
the principle of cooperation among nations, for the promotion of their common good, sometimes as contrasted with nationalism, or devotion to the interests of a particular nation.
international character, relations, cooperation, or control.
(initial capital letter) the principles or methods of a communist or socialist International.

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Origin of internationalism

First recorded in 1850–55; international + -ism
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How to use internationalism in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for internationalism

internationalism
/ (ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm) /

noun
the ideal or practice of cooperation and understanding between nations
the state or quality of being international
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Cultural definitions for internationalism

internationalism

The view that nations should cooperate in international organizations, such as the United Nations, to settle disputes.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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