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Komintern

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

or Kom·in·tern

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

< Russian Komintérn, for Kommunistícheskiĭ Internatsionál Communist International
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Historical Examples

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

    The Mercenaries

    Henry Beam Piper

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

    The Mercenaries

    Henry Beam Piper

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

    The Mercenaries

    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

    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
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Word Origin and History for komintern

Comintern

n.

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

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