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or Komintern

[kom-in-turn, kom-in-turn] /ˈkɒm ɪnˌtɜrn, ˌkɒm ɪnˈtɜrn/
Origin of Comintern
< Russian Komintérn, for Kommunistícheskiĭ Internatsionál Communist International Unabridged
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  • But selling to the New Yorker is the latest orders from the Comintern.

    Class of '29 Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
  • The American Ambassador's daughter here told him that you are an agent of the Comintern.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for Comintern


short for Communist International: an international Communist organization founded by Lenin in Moscow in 1919 and dissolved in 1943; it degenerated under Stalin into an instrument of Soviet politics Also called Third International
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Word Origin and History for Comintern

"Third International," 1919, from contraction of Communist International.

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Russian Kommunisticheskij Internatsional (Communist International)
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