/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.n.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.
* * *(as used in expressions)Communist InternationalInternational Criminal Police OrganizationInternational Exhibition of Modern ArtChiquita Brands International Inc.International Working Men's AssociationInternational Ladies' Garment Workers' UnionInternational Telephone and Telegraph Corp.Lions Clubs International Association ofInternational Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic WorksFrench Section of the Workers' InternationalProtocol for the Pacific Settlement of International DisputesInternational Society for Krishna Consciousness ISKCONSystème International d'UnitésInternational Red CrossInternational Movement of the Red Cross and Red CrescentUnited Nations International Children's Emergency FundInternational Conference on Naval Limitation
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