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"the international community" in British English

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the international communitynoun [S]

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countries of the ​worldconsidered or ​acting together as a ​group: Any taking of ​hostages is ​unacceptable and must be ​firmlyopposed by the ​internationalcommunity.
(Definition of the international community from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the international community" in Business English

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the international communitynoun [S]

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POLITICS, GOVERNMENT a phrase used especially by politicians and in ​newspapers to describe all or several of the countries in the ​world, or their ​governments, considered as a ​group: "The ​internationalcommunity", the Secretary-General of the UN said, "must ​work together to ​tackle the ​currentfinancialcrisis". Efforts by the ​internationalcommunity to ​bringpeace to the ​region have intensified over the past six months. Many in the ​internationalcommunity warned that ​failure to ​actpromptly could put millions at ​risk of starvation.
(Definition of the international community from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the international community”
in Chinese (Simplified) 国际社会…
in Turkish uluslararası toplum…
in Russian международное сообщество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國際社會…
in Polish społeczność międzynarodowa…
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