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international US English

Existing, occurring, or carried on between two or more nations

International in international US English

Any of four associations founded (1864–1936) to promote socialist or communist action

international US Thesaurus

international business concerns

international code US English

(Also with capital initials) an internationally recognized system of signals (originally and chiefly using coloured flags) for communication between ships at sea or between ship and shore; more fully International Code of Signals (abbreviated ICS).

international law US English

A body of rules established by custom or treaty and recognized by nations as binding in their relations with one another

international unit US English

A unit of activity or potency for vitamins, hormones, or other substances, defined individually for each substance in terms of the activity of a standard quantity or preparation

Amnesty International US English

An independent international organization in support of human rights, especially for prisoners of conscience. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977

First International US English

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Fourth International US English

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Gideons International US English

An international Christian organization of business and professional people, founded in 1899 in the US with the aim of spreading the Christian faith by placing bibles in hotel rooms and hospital wards

international airspace US English

Airspace (especially as used for the operation of aircraft) beyond the territorial jurisdiction of any nation.

International Brigade US English

A group of volunteers that was raised internationally by foreign communist parties and that fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War

International Brigader US English

A member of one of the International Brigades fighting in the Spanish Civil War.

International Gothic US English

Designating a style of Gothic art (especially painting) popular in western Europe in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, characterized by stylized elegance of form and delicate naturalistic detail; of or relating to this style.

international orange US English

Any of several shades of a deep, bright orange colour, often used (especially in engineering and the aerospace industry) to make objects clearly visible from a distance.

international person US English

A state or organization recognized as having rights and obligations under international law.

International Style US English

A functional style of 20th-century architecture, so called because it crossed national and cultural barriers. It is characterized by the use of steel and reinforced concrete, wide windows, uninterrupted interior spaces, simple lines, and strict geometric forms

International System US English

A system of physical units having as base units the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole, with derived units defined in terms of these by a set of prefixes indicating multiplication or division by a power of ten; abbreviated SI.

international waters US English

The areas of the sea that are not under the jurisdiction of any country

international waterway US English

A strait, canal, river, or lake lying between or passing through two or more nations, or forming a passage between two areas of the high seas, regarded as freely navigable under international law.

Second International US English

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Système International US English

Engineering = International System. Now chiefly historical.

Third International US English

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international copyright US English

The protection of literary and artistic property by agreement between nations; frequently attributive.

international personality US English

(Also more fully international legal personality) the fact or status of having rights and obligations under international law; (also occasionally) a state, organization, or individual holding this status, an international person.

International Baccalaureate US English

A set of examinations intended to qualify successful candidates for higher education in any of several countries

International Klein Blue US English

(A pigment of) a deep, intense ultramarine blue, originally mixed by French artist Yves Klein; abbreviated IKB.

the international community US English

The countries of the world considered collectively

International Criminal Court US English

An international tribunal formed in 2002 for the prosecution of crimes against humanity. Headquartered at The Hague, it is not affiliated with the United Nations

international driving licence US English

A document valid as a driving licence in more than one country.

international driving permit US English

= international driving licence; specifically (usually with capital initials) an official identity document which, when accompanied by a valid national driving licence, allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in many counties of the world (abbreviated IDP).

International Energy Agency US English

An agency founded in 1974, within the framework of the OECD, to coordinate energy supply and demand worldwide. Its headquarters are in Paris

International Monetary Fund US English

An international organization established in 1945 that aims to promote international trade and monetary cooperation and the stabilization of exchange rates. Member countries contribute in gold and in their own currencies to provide a reserve on which they may draw to meet foreign obligations during periods of deficit in their international balance of payments. Payments are usually made on the basis of the country’s acceptance of stipulated measures for economic correction, which often entail cuts in public expenditure and an increased cost of living, and have frequently caused controversy. It is affiliated with the United Nations, with headquarters in Washington, DC

New International Version US English

A modern English translation of the Bible published in 1973–78

private international law US English

The branch of law which deals with cases of private law involving a foreign element (as the fulfilment of contracts, recognition of marriages and other relationships contracted abroad, etc.), especially in determining the extent to which courts of one's own country have jurisdiction over such cases and whether the domestic or foreign law should be applied by the court to resolving the issue.

International Court of Justice US English

A judicial court of the United Nations, formed in 1945, that meets at The Hague

International Development Association US English

An affiliate of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) established in 1960 to provide assistance primarily in the poorer developing countries

International Finance Corporation US English

An affiliate of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) established in 1956 to assist developing member countries by promoting the growth of the private sector of their economies

International Labor Organization US English

An organization established in 1919 whose aim is to encourage lasting peace through social justice, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969

International Maritime Association US English

An agency of the United Nations established in 1958 for cooperation and exchange of information among governments on matters relating to international shipping. Its headquarters are in London

International Phonetic Alphabet US English

An internationally recognized set of phonetic symbols developed in the late 19th century, based on the principle of strict one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols

International System of Units US English

A system of physical units (SI Units) based on the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole, together with a set of prefixes to indicate multiplication or division by a power of ten

International Workingmen's Association US English

An association of socialist workers' groups, established in London in 1864 under the leadership of Karl Marx and formally dissolved in 1876; = First International.

Bank for International Settlements US English

A bank founded in 1930 to promote the cooperation of central banks and to provide facilities for international financial operations. It is located at Basle in Switzerland

International Atomic Energy Agency US English

An international organization set up in 1957 to promote research into and the development of atomic energy for peaceful purposes

International Telecommunications Union US English

An organization whose purpose is to promote international cooperation in the use and improvement of telecommunications of all kinds. Founded in Paris in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union, it became an agency of the United Nations in 1947

International Civil Aviation Organization US English

An agency of the United Nations, founded in 1947 to study problems of international civil aviation and to establish standards and regulations. Its headquarters are in Montreal

International Organization for Standardization US English

An organization founded in 1946 to standardize measurements for international industrial, commercial, and scientific purposes

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions US English

An association formed in 1949 to promote free trade unionism worldwide. Its headquarters are in Brussels

International Fund for Agricultural Development US English

An agency of the United Nations whose purpose is to mobilize additional funds for agricultural and rural development in developing countries through programs that directly benefit the poorest rural populations. It began operations in 1977

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