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international

adjective in·ter·na·tion·al \ ˌin-tər-ˈnash-nəl , -ˈna-shə-nᵊl \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of international

1 : of, relating to, or affecting two or more nations
  • international trade
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a group or association having members in two or more nations
  • international movement
3 : active, known, or reaching beyond national boundaries
  • an international reputation

internationality

play \ˌin-tər-ˌna-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

internationally

play \ˌin-tər-ˈnash-nə-lē, -ˈna-shə-nᵊl-ē\ adverb

Examples of international in a Sentence

  1. an international association of chemists

  2. She has achieved international fame.

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First Known Use of international

1780

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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international

noun

Definition of international

: one that is international; especially : an organization of international scope

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First Known Use of international

1870

in the meaning defined above

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INTERNATIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

international

Definition of international for English Language Learners

  • : involving two or more countries : occurring between countries

  • : made up of people or groups from different countries

  • : active or known in many countries


INTERNATIONAL Defined for Kids

international

adjective in·ter·na·tion·al \ ˌin-tər-ˈna-shə-nᵊl \

Definition of international for Students

1 : involving two or more nations : occurring between nations
  • international trade
2 : active or known in many nations
  • an international celebrity

internationally

adverb
  • The soccer game was televised internationally.


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