internationalism

internationalism

[in-ter-nash-uh-nl-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
the principle of cooperation among nations, for the promotion of their common good, sometimes as contrasted with nationalism, or devotion to the interests of a particular nation.
2.
international character, relations, cooperation, or control.
3.
(initial capital letter) the principles or methods of a communist or socialist International.

Origin:
1850–55; international + -ism

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internationalism (ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the ideal or practice of cooperation and understanding between nations
2.  the state or quality of being international

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internationalism definition


The view that nations should cooperate in international organizations, such as the United Nations, to settle disputes.

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