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|Noun||1.||international waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation|
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
territorial waters - the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction