International
International In`ter*na"tion*al, a. [Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. international.] [1913 Webster] 1. Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or concerning the association called the International. [1913 Webster]

3. Independent of national boundaries; common to all people; as, the atmosphere is an international resource; the international community of scholars. [PJC]

{International code} (Naut.), a common system of signaling adopted by nearly all maritime nations, whereby communication may be had between vessels at sea.

{International copyright}. See under {Copyright}.

{International law}, the rules regulating the mutual intercourse of nations. International law is mainly the product of the conditions from time to time of international intercourse, being drawn from diplomatic discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals in treaties. It is called public when treating of the relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the relations of persons of different nationalities. International law is now, by the better opinion, part of the common law of the land. Cf. Conflict of laws, under {Conflict}. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • international — international, ale, aux [ ɛ̃tɛrnasjɔnal, o ] adj. • 1801; de inter et national ♦ Qui a lieu, qui se fait de nation à nation, entre plusieurs nations; qui concerne les rapports des nations entre elles. Relations internationales. Politique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • International — or internationally most often describes interaction between nations, or encompassing two or more nations, constituting a group or association having members in two or more nations, or generally reaching beyond national boundaries. In American… …   Wikipedia

  • internaţional — INTERNAŢIONÁL, Ă, internaţionali, e, adj. Care are loc între mai multe naţiuni, care angajează sau priveşte mai multe ţări, privitor la raporturile dintre naţiuni. La care participă reprezentanţii mai multor state; care are o importanţă ce… …   Dicționar Român

  • international — [in΄tər nash′ə nəl; ] for n. 2 also [, in΄tərnash΄ə nal′, in΄tər nash΄ənäl′] adj. 1. between or among nations [an international treaty] 2. concerned with the relations between nations [an international court] 3. for the use of all nations… …   English World dictionary

  • international — in‧ter‧na‧tion‧al [ˌɪntəˈnæʆnəl◂ ǁ tər ] adjective relating to or involving more than one country: • international trade agreements • State owned industries will come under even greater stress from international competition. * * * international… …   Financial and business terms

  • International — (von lat. inter, zwischen und natio, Volk oder Volksstamm) bedeutet zwischenstaatlich. Der Begriff wurde 1789 von Bentham geprägt. Im üblichen Sprachgebrauch kann er Nationen betreffend dreierlei bedeuten: einerseits etwas, das mehrere Staaten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • International — In ter*na tion*al, n. [Cf. F. internationale.] [1913 Webster] 1. The International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen s Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • international — (adj.) 1780, apparently coined by Jeremy Bentham from INTER (Cf. inter ) + NATIONAL (Cf. national). In communist jargon, as a noun and with a capital i , it is short for International Working Men s Association, the first of which was founded in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • international — international, ale (in tèr na sio nal, na l ) adj. Qui a lieu de nation à nation. Commerce international. •   Nous avons émis le voeu qu une convention formelle place ces frêles organes de la vie internationale [les télégraphes électriques] sous… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • international — 1. Die Teilnehmenden in unserem Kurs sind ganz international: Silvana kommt aus Italien, Conchi aus Spanien, Yin aus China … 2. Der Professor war international bekannt …   Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer

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