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international Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any of several international socialist organizations
  2. adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  3. adjective satellite from or between other countries
    outside; external.
    • external commerce
    • international trade
    • developing nations need outside help

In`ter*na"tion*al adjective
Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. international.
  1. 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. Of or concerning the association called the International. Wharton.
In`ter*na"tion*al noun
Cf. F. internationale.
  1. 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.
  2. A member of the International Association.

Webster 1913