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
* 1 Origin of the word * 2 Meaning in particular fields * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links * 6 Sources
ORIGIN OF THE WORD
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 _
MEANING IN PARTICULAR FIELDS
* 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
* 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
* In interlinguistics , international often has to do with languages
rather than nations themselves. An "international word" is one that
occurs in more than one language. These words are collected from
widely spoken source or control languages, and often used to establish
language systems that people can use to communicate internationally,
and sometimes for other purposes such as to learn other languages more
quickly. The vocabulary of
Interlingua has a particularly wide range,
because the control languages of
Interlingua were selected to give its
words and affixes their maximum geographic scope. In part, the
language Ido is also a product of interlinguistic research.
* In arts , an international art movement is an art movement with
artists from more than one country, usually by many. Some
international art movements are
Letterist International , Situationist
"International" is also sometimes used as a synonym for "global".
* ^ _
Oxford English Dictionary _.
* ^ _Le Nouveau Petit Robert 2010_.