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international US English

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

international US Thesaurus

international business concerns

International New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

any of four associations for promoting socialist or communist action

International in international US English

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

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 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 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 waters US English

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

Second International US English

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Third International US English

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international relations US English

The way in which two or more nations interact with and regard each other

International Baccalaureate US English

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

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 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

New International Version New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

modern English translation of the Bible 1973–8

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

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

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development US English

An agency of the United Nations that constitutes the main part of the World Bank. It was established in 1945, and its headquarters are in Washington, DC


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