an organization that invests directly in private companies and makes or guarantees loans to private investors. It is affiliated to the World Bank and is part of the World Bank Group IFC
- International geophysical year
noun 1. the 18-month period from July 1, 1957, to Dec 31, 1958, during which a number of nations agreed to cooperate in a geophysical research programme IGY
noun 1. a style of Gothic art, especially painting, developed in Europe in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, chiefly characterized by details carefully delineated in a naturalistic manner, elongated and delicately modeled forms, the use of complex perspective, and an emphasis on the decorative or ornamental aspect of drapery, foliage, or setting. noun […]
- International grandmaster
noun 1. (chess) See grandmaster (sense 2)
noun 1. a chess player in the highest class of ability, as determined through specified types of international competitions.