Definition of “the international community” - English Dictionary

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“the international community” in British English

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the international communitynoun [ S ]

uk /ɪn.təˌnæʃ.ən.əl kəˈmjuː.nə.ti/ us /ɪn.t̬ɚˌnæʃ.ən.əl kəˈmjuː.nə.t̬i/

countries of the world considered or acting together as a group:

Any taking of hostages is unacceptable and must be firmly opposed by the international community.

(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 international community", the Secretary-General of the UN said, "must work together to tackle the current financial crisis".
Efforts by the international community to bring peace to the region have intensified over the past six months.
Many in the international community warned that failure to act promptly could put millions at risk of starvation.

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