International


International

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 English, "International" is also commonly used to signify "outside of the country".

*In team sports, "international" commonly refers either to a match between two national teams, or to a player capped by his national team.

*In politics, "The International" — such as, the "First International", the "Second International", or the "Socialist International" — may be short for any league of communist, radical, socialist, or union organizations from multiple countries.

*In linguistics, an "international language" is one spoken by the people of at least two nations, but preferably a large number of nations.

*In interlinguistics, international often has to do with languages rather than nations themselves. An "international word" is one that occurs in at least two languages, but preferable many more, as with linguistics above. These words are collected from widely spoken source or control languages and often used to establish language systems that people can use to communicate internationally, and sometimes for other purposes such as to learn other languages more quickly. The vocabulary of Interlingua has a particularly wide range, because the control languages of Interlingua were selected to give its words and affixes their maximum geographic scope. [Gode, Alexander, "." New York: Frederick Ungar, 1951.] In part, the language Ido is also a product of interlinguistic research.

*In North American unionised environments, the term "international" is a euphemism for the central union location, which is often in the Washington, D.C. area. An example is the [http://www.ibew.org/IBEW/index.htm IBEW] (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), whose international office is in Washington, DC, whereas its local offices are spread all over North America. A regional union office that serves as an umbrella organisation for more than one local office, may still be called "international" by its rank and file members.

Global is commonly used as a synonym for "international", however such usage is typically incorrect as "global" implies "one world" as a single unit, while "international" recognizes that different peoples, cultures, languages, nations, borders, economies, and ecosystems exist. The word nonetheless sees usage as in various media buzzwords, such as "the global economy".

See also

* Globalization
* Multinational Corporation
* Multinational State
* Supranational
* United Nations
* World community

References

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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

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  • 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 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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


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