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INTERNATIONAL mostly means something (a company , language , or organization ) involving more than a single country . The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. For example, international law , which is applied by more than one country and usually everywhere on Earth
, and international language which is a language spoken by residents of more than one country.


* 1 Origin of the word * 2 Meaning in particular fields * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links * 6 Sources


The term _international_ was coined by the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham in his _Introduction to Principles of Morals and Legislation _, which was printed for publication in 1780 and published in 1789. Bentham wrote: "The word _international_, it must be acknowledged, is a new one; though, it is hoped, sufficiently analogous and intelligible. It is calculated to express, in a more significant way, the branch of law which goes commonly under the name of the _law of nations _. The word was adopted in French in 1801. Thomas Erskine Holland noted in his article on Bentham in the 11th edition of the _ Encyclopædia Britannica
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_ that "Many of Bentham's phrases, such as 'international,' 'utilitarian,' 'codification,' are valuable additions to our language; but the majority of them, especially those of Greek derivation, have taken no root in it."


* In team sports , "international" is a match between two national teams , or two players capped by a national team. * In politics , "The International" may refer to a political international . * In law , "international" may refer to several disciplines of International law like public international law , international criminal law etc. * In linguistics, an international language is one spoken by the people of more than one nation, usually by many. Also called world language . English , Spanish , French and Arabic are considered to be world l