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international British & World English

Existing, occurring, or carried on between nations

international English Thesaurus

the international business community

International New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

any of four associations for promoting socialist or communist action

International in international British & World English

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

international law British & World English

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

international unit British & World 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 British & World English

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

First International British & World English

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Fourth International British & World English

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Gideons International British & World English

An international Christian organization of business and professional people, founded in 1899 in the US

International Brigade British & World English

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

International Style British & World 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 British & World English

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

Second International British & World English

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Third International British & World English

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international relations British & World English

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

International Baccalaureate British & World English

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

the international community British & World English

The countries of the world considered collectively

International Criminal Court British & World English

An international tribunal formed in 2002 for the prosecution of crimes against humanity. Its headquarters are at The Hague. In contrast with the International Court of Justice, it is not affiliated with the United Nations

International Energy Agency British & World 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 British & World English

An international organization established in 1945 which aims to promote international trade and monetary cooperation and the stabilization of exchange rates

New International Version British & World English

A modern English translation of the Bible published in 1973-8

New International Version New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

modern English translation of the Bible 1973–8

International Court of Justice British & World English

A judicial court of the United Nations which replaced the Cour Permanente de Justice in 1945 and meets at The Hague

International Development Association British & World 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 British & World 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 Labour Organization British & World English

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

International Maritime Association British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

International Telecommunication Union British & World 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

Bank for International Settlements British & World 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 British & World English

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

International Civil Aviation Organization British & World English

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

International Organization for Standardization British & World English

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

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions British & World English

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

International Fund for Agricultural Development British & World English

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

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development British & World English

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


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