(in countries other than the U.S.) a cabinet minister who conducts and supervises foreign and diplomatic relations with other states.
Also called, especially British, foreign secretary.
Compare (def 1).
(often capitals) a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country’s dealings with other countries US equivalent secretary of state
noun 1. (def 10). 2. (def 7). noun 1. a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity 2. a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another
- Foreign national
noun any person who is not a citizen or permanent resident alien of the US
[fawr-in, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪn, ˈfɒr-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or derived from another country or nation; not native: foreign cars. 2. of or relating to contact or dealings with other countries; connected with foreign affairs. 3. external to one’s own country or nation: a foreign country. 4. carried on abroad, or with other countries: […]
- Force of mastication
force of mastication n. The force created by the dynamic action of the masticatory muscles during the physiological act of chewing. Also called masticatory force.