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Pronunciation:  `intur'nashunl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several international socialist organizations
  2. [adj]  from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"
  3. [adj]  concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters"

INTERNATIONAL is a 13 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: external, foreign, global, internationalist, internationalistic, multinational, outside(a), planetary, supranational, transnational, world(a), worldwide
 Antonyms: national
 See Also: internationalist, socialism, socialist economy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In`ter*na"tion*al\, a. [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.
    {International code} (Naut.), a common system of signaling
       adopted by nearly all maritime nations, whereby
       communication may be had between vessels at sea.
    {International copyright}. See under {Copyright}.
    {International law}, the rules regulating the mutual
       intercourse of nations. International law is mainly the
       product of the conditions from time to time of
       international intercourse, being drawn from diplomatic
       discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals
       in treaties. It is called public when treating of the
       relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the
       relations of persons of different nationalities.
       International law is now, by the better opinion, part of
       the common law of the land. Cf. Conflict of laws, under
       {Conflict}. --Wharton.
  2. \In`ter*na"tion*al\, n. [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.
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