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INTERNATIONAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does International mean? 

INTERNATIONAL (noun)
  The noun INTERNATIONAL has 1 sense:

1. any of several international socialist organizations

  Familiarity information: INTERNATIONAL used as a noun is very rare.


INTERNATIONAL (adjective)
  The adjective INTERNATIONAL has 2 senses:

1. concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
2. from or between other countries

  Familiarity information: INTERNATIONAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERNATIONAL (noun)


Sense 1International [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of several international socialist organizations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("International" is a kind of...):

socialism; socialist economy (an economic system based on state ownership of capital)

Meronyms (members of "International"):

internationalist (a member of a socialist or communist international)


INTERNATIONAL (adjective)


Sense 1international [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Context examples:

international affairs / an international agreement / international waters

Similar:

global; planetary; world; world-wide; worldwide (involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope)

internationalist; internationalistic (influenced by or advocating internationalism)

multinational; transnational (involving or operating in several nations or nationalities)

supranational (transcending established national boundaries or spheres of interest)

Also:

foreign (of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own))

Antonym:

national (limited to or in the interests of a particular nation)


Sense 2international [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

From or between other countries

Synonyms:

international; external; outside

Context examples:

external commerce / international trade / developing nations need outside help

Similar:

foreign (of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own))


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