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Definitions for international
ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlin·ter·na·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Internationaladjective

    any of several international socialist organizations

  2. internationaladjective

    concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations

    "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters"

  3. external, international, outside(a)adjective

    from or between other countries

    "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"


  1. Internationaladjective

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people; as, the atmosphere is an international resource; the international community of scholars.


  1. internationalnoun

    Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport.

    The United team includes five England internationals.

  2. internationalnoun

    A game or contest between two or more nations.

  3. internationaladjective

    Of or having to do with more than one nation.

  4. internationaladjective

    Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations.

  5. internationaladjective

    Of or concerning the association called the International.

  6. internationaladjective

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.

  7. internationaladjective

    Foreign; of another country.

    an international student

  8. Internationalnoun

    International Airport, as the shortened form of an airport name.

  9. Etymology: inter- (among, between, amid) + national (having to do with a nation). Reportedly coined in modern English by Jeremy Bentham


  1. International

    International is a song by English record production duo Chase & Status. It samples elements of "The Stopper" by Cutty Ranks, who is credited as a featured artist on the video but not the song itself. The song was released as part of the duo's third studio album, Brand New Machine, on 7 October 2013. Due to the popularity of the Skrillex remix (which features on the deluxe edition of the album), the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 116 upon the album release. It was later released in the form of a video and Dimension remix on 6 August 2014. The single, backed with the Dimension remix, was released on vinyl through RAM Records on 13 September 2014.


  1. International

    International refers to something that pertains to or involves multiple nations or countries. It involves interactions, relationships, or activities that transcend national boundaries and involve collaboration, cooperation, or exchange on a global scale. The term international can be applied to various fields including politics, economics, cultural exchanges, diplomacy, or any other aspect that involves cross-border engagement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Internationaladjective

    between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations

  2. Internationaladjective

    of or concerning the association called the International

  3. Internationalnoun

    the International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen's Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations

  4. Internationalnoun

    a member of the International Association

  5. Etymology: [Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. international.]


  1. International

    International mostly means something involving more than a single country. The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. For example, international law, which is applied by more than one country and usually everywhere on Earth, and international language which is a language spoken by residents of more than one country. In American English, "International" is also commonly used as a euphemism for "foreign" or even "foreigner."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. International

    in-tėr-nash′un-al, adj. pertaining to the relations between nations.—n. a short-lived association formed in London in 1864 to unite the working classes of all countries in efforts for their economic emancipation.—adv. Internat′ionally.

Editors Contribution

  1. internationalverb

    0.) Expressing motion enclosed or surrounded by mathematical literature and known in three or more territorial Nations for forming verbal actions relating to assimilations. 1.) Existing, occurring, or carried on between two or more nations. 2.) A game or contest between teams representing different countries in a sport or a player who has taken part in such a game or contest. 3.) Any of associations founded to promote socialist or communist actions. 4.) Intermediate between mutual interactive Nationalist.

    International known dictatorship controls their city and runs a zone freely.

    Etymology: Universal

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on October 16, 2023  

  2. international

    Of or relating to all countries of the world.

    International unity government is the way forward through the united nations to ensure uniformity of structure throughout the world and for all forms of local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government and european unity government to feed their data, facts, information, research and statistics on each facet of government through to the international unity government to ensure an organized, structured and systematic unity and achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - in essence a united world working together for the optimum health, human rights, right to life and shared prosperity of everyone on planet earth including animals

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'international' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #388

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'international' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1738

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'international' in Adjectives Frequency: #42

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of international in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of international in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of international in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Leiserowitz:

    What they're worried about is the solution, climate change is the ultimate collective-action problem. It's going to require local, state and national policy change, and it's going to require international cooperation, which means the United Nations.

  2. Bassam Zwan:

    We should announce that we have a high number, we should not hide the real numbers... even if they have not been diagnosed, because we should be sounding the alarm, we would be placing the responsibility on international organizations. It is not something to be ashamed of, this is a pandemic that is spreading.

  3. Jim McGovern:

    While I do have concerns here, after reading the resolution itself, I will be voting ‘yes,’ the Democratic Party has led the way in implementing efforts to monitor China’s compliance with international human rights and rule of law standards, and we will continue to do so here.

  4. John Hannah:

    Maintenance has long been an Achilles heel for the Iraqi security services, and they have been almost entirely dependent on the United States to keep their planes flying, the F-16s have been based at the Balad airfield, which has been regularly targeted with rockets and mortars by pro-Iranian militias. My view is that the F-16 program could be in serious trouble if the Iraqi government is unable or unwilling to fulfill its most basic international obligation to protect U.S. diplomats, troops, and contractors that theyve invited into their country.

  5. Luciano Floridi:

    Global de-listing remains too controversial without an international agreement.

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