in·​ter-Amer·​i·​can ˌin-tər-ə-ˈmer-ə-kən How to pronounce inter-American (audio)
: involving or concerning some or all of the nations of North and South America
inter-American relations
an inter-American conference

Examples of inter-American in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Einaudi, who served for decades in the U.S. State Department and later worked at the Organization of American States, has gifted us an erudite, detailed, and at times dramatic personal account of the major conflicts that transfixed inter-American relations during his distinguished tenure. Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 Neuman reveals a Trump administration shockingly ill informed and reckless, its disastrous improvisations writing a distressingly dark chapter in inter-American relations. William Neuman, Foreign Affairs, 19 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inter-American was in 1854

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“Inter-American.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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