inter- + national. Introduced in modern English by Jeremy Bentham in his An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, 1780.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɪn.təˈnæʃ.(ə.)n(ə)l/, [ˌɪntəˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)ɫ]
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɪn.tɚˈnæʃ.(ə.)n(ə)l/, [ˌɪntɚˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)ɫ], [ˌɪɾ̃ɚˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)ɫ]
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- Rhymes: -æʃənəl
- Of or having to do with more than one nation.
- Of or concerning the association called the International.
- Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.
- 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
- It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today – with America standing out in the forefront and the UK not far behind.
- the atmosphere is an international resource.
- the international community of scholars.
- Foreign; of another nation.
- an international student
- 2014 October 27, Steve Ginsburg, “More international players than ever before, league says”, in Reuters:
- The number of international players in the National Basketball Association has increased 10 percent from one year ago, the league said on Monday.
- customary international law
- international acre
- international affairs
- international airport
- international auxiliary language
- international call prefix
- international call sign
- international community
- International Falls
- international foot
- international football
- international humanitarian law
- internationalise, internationalize
- international law
- international mile
- international nonproprietary name
- international orange
- international organisation
- international organization
- international phonetic alphabet
- international relations
- international reply coupon
- international rules football
- international socialist
- international standard
- international student
- international studies
- international system
- international unit
- international waters
- int'l, intl
- one-day international
- private international law
- public international law
international (plural internationals)
- (sports, chiefly Britain, Ireland) Someone who has represented their country in a particular sport.
- The United team includes five England internationals.
- (sports, chiefly Britain, Ireland) A game or contest between two or more nations.
- 2023 July 26, Paul Clifton, “A (safe and secure) Day at the Races...”, in RAIL, number 988, page 35:
- SWR has more than its fair share of major national events. As well as the [Queen's] funeral and the coronation in the past 12 months, annual events include racing at Ascot, grand slam tennis at Wimbledon, and rugby internationals at Twickenham.
- (politics) A transnational organization of political parties of similar ideology.
- international, having to do with more nations
- international, having to do with relations between two or more nations
- Synonym: mellemfolkelig
- international, foreign, having to do with another nation than your own
- Synonym: udenlandsk
|Inflection of international|
|Indefinte common singular||international||—||—2|
|Indefinite neuter singular||internationalt||—||—2|
|1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.|
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
- IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛʁ.na.sjɔ.nal/
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- Homophones: internationale, internationales
- Hyphenation: in‧ter‧na‧tio‧nal
- Les Nations Unies sont une organisation internationale.
- The United Nations is an international organization.
- “international”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
international (strong nominative masculine singular internationaler, not comparable)