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Definition of "international" [in•ter•na•tion•al]

  • Of, relating to, or involving two or more nations: an international commission; international affairs. (adjective)
  • Extending across or transcending national boundaries: international fame. (adjective)
  • Any of several socialist organizations of international scope formed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "international" in a sentence
  • "One set of debates is located within international relations theory, between neorealist, ˜international society™, liberal internationalist, and constructivist schools."
  • "In addition, the ICCA would strengthen control over U. S.-international borders, streamline court rules to make it easier to introduce evidence collected overseas, and authorize international communications services to report suspicious money flows to law enforcement authorities."
  • "It is quite a switch from the lurid floral print of the Stade Français jersey to the elegantly muted strip England chose to mark a centenary of international matches at Twickenham on Saturday, but Haskell's interventions suggested that he has benefited from working in a back row alongside the likes of Sergio Parisse, Mauro Bergamasco and Juan Manuel Leguizamón after a move that many thought might derail a promising ­international career."