- a large corporation with operations and subsidiaries in several countries.
- of, relating to, or involving several nations.
- noting or pertaining to multinationals.
Origin of multinational
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Examples from the Web for multinational
Héctor's older brothers Arturo and Alfredo were men with the right temperament to preside over a multinational crime syndicate.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
After all, Disney is a multinational corporation that saw $45 billion in earnings last year.Sarah Palin Is Perfect for ‘The View’
July 15, 2014
Industrially brewed by large, monopolistic, multinational corporations with marketing programs that may target children.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th
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July 3, 2014
In addition, he took the first steps toward being a multinational corporation—wholly owned by himself.Shaq, Year One
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May 24, 2014
The Swiss multinational company Novartis created one of the first targeted drugs.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
Your joint resolution on the multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon is also serving the cause of peace.
Now the multinational peacekeeping force and our marines are helping them break their cycle of despair.
In Iraq, multinational forces are operating under a mandate from the United Nations.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush
George W. Bush
- (of a large business company) operating in several countries
- such a company
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Word Origin and History for multinational
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