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internationalism Line breaks: inter|nation¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Definition of internationalism in English:


[mass noun]
1The state or process of being international: the internationalism of popular music
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  • He says Scotland in Europe seems still to conjure up something of a distant challenge and this is despite the Scots' long-standing reputation for internationalism.
  • The Cup's increasing internationalism and status as the most prized long distance handicap in world racing fits into its sporting portfolio perfectly.
  • Casablanca is the Mediterranean commercial center of Morocco, a center of tourism and French culture and internationalism.
1.1The advocacy of cooperation and understanding between nations.
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  • In other words, the process of internationalism has to be protected even at the cost of lamentable practical results.
  • France has had a remarkable role in the process both as the first and most vigorous agent of internationalism and as the custodian of one of the world's most culturally distinct sporting events.
  • It will take genuine multilateralism and internationalism; radical innovations and new forms of collaboration with civil society and supranational institutions.
2 (Internationalism) The principles of any of the four Internationals.
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  • In the mid-1920s Stalin, who was by then the ruling party leader, abandoned the Bolsheviks' previous internationalism.
  • The precocious teenage poet was committed to leftist internationalism, the united front against fascism.
  • This sense of internationalism can be traced right back to when Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in the 1840s.



Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪst/
Example sentences
  • Our task is to arm the working class with an internationalist and socialist perspective.
  • The main critics of neoconservative foreign policy could be termed isolationists, liberal internationalists, and realists.
  • As Marxists and internationalists we do not conceive of building a socialist party just in one country, but as part of an international movement.

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