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internal spermatic artery
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International definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTERNA'TIONAL, a. [inter and national.] Existing and regulating the mutual intercourse between different nations; as international law.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters" [ant: national]
2: from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help" [syn: external, international, outside] n
1: any of several international socialist organizations

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1780 1. of, relating to, or affecting two or more nations <international trade> 2. of, relating to, or constituting a group or association having members in two or more nations <international movement> 3. active, known, or reaching beyond national boundaries <an international reputation> internationality noun internationally adverb II. noun Date: 1870 one that is international; especially an organization of international scope

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 existing, involving, or carried on between two or more nations. 2 agreed on or used by all or many nations (international date-line; international driving licence). --n. 1 a a contest, esp. in sport, between teams representing different countries. b a member of such a team. 2 a (International) any of four associations founded (1864-1936) to promote socialist or communist action. b a member of any of these. Phrases and idioms: international law a body of rules established by custom or treaty and agreed as binding by nations in their relations with one another. international system of units a system of physical units based on the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole, with prefixes to indicate multiplication or division by a power of ten. international unit a standard quantity of a vitamin etc. Derivatives: internationality n. internationally adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

International In`ter*na"tion*al, n. [Cf. F. internationale.] 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 promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations. 2. A member of the International Association.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

International In`ter*na"tion*al, a. [Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. international.] 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. 2. Of or concerning the association called the International. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(internationals) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. International means between or involving different countries. ...an international agreement against exporting arms to that country. ...emergency aid from the international community. ADJ: usu ADJ n internationally There are only two internationally recognised certificates in Teaching English as a Foreign Language... ADV: usu ADV adj/-ed, also ADV with cl, ADV after v 2. In sport, an international is a game that is played between teams representing two different countries. (BRIT) ...the midweek international against England. N-COUNT 3. An international is a member of a country's sports team. (BRIT) ...a former England international. N-COUNT: usu n N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Between nations.

Moby Thesaurus

all-comprehending, all-comprehensive, all-covering, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-filling, all-including, all-inclusive, all-pervading, allover, catholic, civic, civil, common, communal, cosmopolitan, country-wide, ecumenic, ecumenical, foreign, galactic, general, global, heaven-wide, national, nondenominational, nonsectarian, planetary, public, social, societal, state, supranational, total, universal, world-wide, worldwide

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