Definition of International

1. Noun. Any of several international socialist organizations.

Generic synonyms: Socialism, Socialist Economy
Member holonyms: Internationalist

2. Adjective. Concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations. "International waters"

3. Adjective. From or between other countries. "Developing nations need outside help"
Exact synonyms: External, Outside
Similar to: Foreign
Derivative terms: Internationality

Definition of International

1. a. 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. n. 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.

Definition of International

1. Proper noun. International Airport, as the shortened form of an airport name. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or having to do with more than one nation. ¹

3. Adjective. 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. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or concerning the association called the International. ¹

5. Adjective. Independent of national boundaries; common to all people. ¹

6. Adjective. Foreign; of another country. ¹

7. Noun. (sports) Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport. ¹

8. Noun. (sports) A game or contest between two or more nations. ¹

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Definition of International

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Medical Definition of International

1. 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, a common system of signaling adopted by nearly all maritime nations, whereby communication may be had between vessels at sea. International copyright. See 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. Origin: Pref. Inter- + national: cf. F. International. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of International

internalized misogyny
internally displaced person
internasal suture
international Morse code
international acre
international affairs
international agencies
international airport
international airports
international ampere
international auxiliary language
international call prefix
international call sign
international candle
international cooperation
international council of nurses
international educational exchange

Literary usage of International

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Armed Neutralities of 1780 and 1800: A Collection of Official Documents by James Brown Scott (1918)
"... and Ecuador to the Conference of Jurists at Rio de Janeiro for the codification of international law ; associate of the Institute of International Law; ..."

2. A History of the Law of Nations by Thomas Alfred Walker (1899)
"CHAPTER I. THE NAME "International LAW." §. THE term International Law was proposed by V rules of Jeremy Bentham as the most appropriate English desig- ..."

3. The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907: A Series of Lectures Delivered by James Brown Scott (1909)
"ANALOGY BETWEEN GROWTH OF COMMON LAW AND LAW OF NATIONS The Second International Peace Conference, like its predecessor of, endeavored to humanize the ..."

4. Economic Aspects of the War: Neutral Rights, Belligerent Claims and American by Edwin Jones Clapp (1915)
"Now we learn that what we considered international law consists mainly of a ... International law at the best is an inadequate recognition of the rights of ..."

5. Selected Articles on a League of Nations by Edith M. Phelps (1919)
"American Association for International Conciliation. 1913. International Conciliation. No. ... International organization: an annotated reading list. ..."

6. Cyclopedia of Law by Charles Erehart Chadman (1912)
"GREEKS KNEW NOTHING OF International LAW.—Notwithstanding the advanced civilization of the Greeks in the arts and sciences they contributed little or ..."

7. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1911)
"THE AMERICAN YEAR BOOK A RECORD OF EVENTS AND PROGRESS I. International STATISTICS A great number of statistical tables appear in the text of the AMERICAN ..."

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