[ muhl-tee-nash-uh-nl, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈnæʃ ə nl, ˌmʌl taɪ- /


a large corporation with operations and subsidiaries in several countries.


of, relating to, or involving several nations.
noting or pertaining to multinationals.


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Origin of multinational

First recorded in 1925–30; multi- + national

OTHER WORDS FROM multinational

mul·ti·na·tion·al·ism, nounmul·ti·na·tion·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for multinational

British Dictionary definitions for multinational

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈnæʃənəl) /


(of a large business company) operating in several countries


such a company
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