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INTERNATIONALISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does internationalism mean? 

INTERNATIONALISM (noun)
  The noun INTERNATIONALISM has 2 senses:

1. the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
2. quality of being international in scope

  Familiarity information: INTERNATIONALISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERNATIONALISM (noun)


Sense 1internationalism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Antonym:

nationalism (the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other)

nationalism (the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals)


Sense 2internationalism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quality of being international in scope

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

internationality; internationalism

Context example:

he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology

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

ambit; compass; orbit; range; reach; scope (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:)


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