Meaning of “internationalism” in the English Dictionary

"internationalism" in British English

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internationalismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɪn.təˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪ.zəm/

the state of being international, or happening in and between many countries:

the increasing internationalism of criminals

the belief that countries can achieve more advantages by working together and trying to understand each other than by arguing and fighting wars with each other

internationalist
noun [ C ] uk /ˌɪn.təˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪst/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪst/

(Definition of “internationalism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"internationalism" in American English

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internationalismnoun [ U ]

/ˌɪn·tərˈnæʃ·ə·nəlˌɪz·əm/

politics & government the principle or practice of nations acting and working together, or a belief in this principle

(Definition of “internationalism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"internationalism" in Business English

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internationalismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəlɪzəm/ us

the state of being international, or happening in and between many countries:

The Internet's internationalism puts professionals with language skills at a premium.

POLITICS the belief that countries can achieve more by working together and trying to understand each other than by arguing and fighting wars:

Traditional internationalism favors alliances and pacts with concrete goals and specific obligations.

(Definition of “internationalism” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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