international

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From inter- (among, between, amid) + national (having to do with a nation). Reportedly coined in modern English by Jeremy Bentham

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international ‎(comparative more international, superlative most international)

  1. Of or having to do with more than one nation.
  2. Between or among nations
    an international discussion
  3. participated in by two or more nations
    an international competition
  4. common to, or affecting, two or more nations.
    an international rule
  5. serving two or more nations
    an international airport
  6. Of or concerning the association called the International.
  7. 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
  8. Foreign; of another nation.
    an international student

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international ‎(plural internationals)

  1. (sports) Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport.
    The United team includes five England internationals.
  2. (sports) A game or contest between two or more nations.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inter- +‎ national

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international

  1. international

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of international
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular international 2
Neuter singular internationalt 2
Plural internationale 2
Definite attributive1 internationale
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.

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international m ‎(feminine singular internationale, masculine plural internationaux, feminine plural internationales)

  1. international
    Les Nations Unies sont une organisation internationale.
    The United Nations is an international organization.

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German[edit]

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international ‎(not comparable)

  1. international

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Interlingua[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /in.ter.na.tsjoˈnal/

Adjective[edit]

international ‎(comparative plus international, superlative le plus international)

  1. international