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international definition

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This page has 17 definitions of international with English translations in 5 languages. International is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use international in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English international definition

Etymology

inter- +‎ national. Reportedly coined in modern English by Jeremy Bentham.

Pronunciation

Adjective

international (comparative more international, superlative most international)

  1. Of or having to do with more than one nation.
    1. Between or among nations
      an international discussion
    2. participated in by two or more nations
      an international competition
    3. common to, or affecting, two or more nations.
      an international rule
    4. serving two or more nations
      an international airport
  2. Of or concerning the association called the International.
  3. Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today – with America standing out in the forefront and the UK not far behind.
    The atmosphere is an international resource.
    the international community of scholars
  4. Foreign; of another nation.
    an international student

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Noun

international (plural internationals)

  1. (sports) Someone who has represented their country in a particular sport.
    • 1913, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Poison Belt[1]:
      "The young fellah meant no real harm. After all, he's an International, so if he takes half an hour to describe a game of football he has more right to do it than most folk."
    The United team includes five England internationals.
  2. (sports) A game or contest between two or more nations.
  3. (politics) A transnational organization of political parties of similar ideology.

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Danish international definition

Etymology

From New Latin internationalis, a compound of inter- +‎ nationalis.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [ˈentˢɐnaɕoˈnæˀl]

Adjective

international

  1. international, having to do with more nations
  2. international, having to do with relations between two or more nations
    Synonym: mellemfolkelig
  3. international, foreign, having to do with another nation than your own
    Synonym: udenlandsk

Inflection

Inflection of international
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular international 2
Neuter singular internationalt 2
Plural internationale 2
Definite attributive1 internationale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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French international definition

Pronunciation

Adjective

international (feminine singular internationale, masculine plural internationaux, feminine plural internationales)

  1. international
    Les Nations Unies sont une organisation internationale.
    The United Nations is an international organization.

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German international definition

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Adjective

international (not comparable)

  1. international

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Interlingua international definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /in.ter.na.tsjoˈnal/

Adjective

international (comparative plus international, superlative le plus international)

  1. international