Meaning of INTERNATIONAL in English


— internationality , n. — internationally , adv.

/in'teuhr nash"euh nl/ , adj.

1. between or among nations; involving two or more nations: international trade.

2. of or pertaining to two or more nations or their citizens: a matter of international concern.

3. pertaining to the relations between nations: international law.

4. having members or activities in several nations: an international organization.

5. transcending national boundaries or viewpoints: an international benefit; an international reputation.


6. ( cap. ) any of several international socialist or communist organizations formed in the 19th and 20th centuries. Cf. First International, Second International, Third International, Fourth International, Labor and Socialist International .

7. ( sometimes cap. ) a labor union having locals in two or more countries.

8. an organization, enterprise, or group, esp. a major business concern, having branches, dealings, or members in several countries.

9. an employee, esp. an executive, assigned to work in a foreign country or countries by a business or organization that has branches or dealings in several countries.

[ 1770-80; INTER- + NATIONAL ]

Syn. 5. worldwide, cosmopolitan.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .