in·ter·na·tion·al (ĭn′tər-năshə-nəl, -năshnəl)
adj. Abbr. int. or intl.
1. Of, relating to, or involving two or more nations: an international commission; international affairs.
2. Extending across or transcending national boundaries: international fame.
Any of several socialist organizations of international scope formed during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
in′ter·na′tion·ali·ty (-shə-nălĭ-tē) n.
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