[trans-nash-uh-nl, tranz-]


going beyond national boundaries or interests: a transnational economy.
comprising persons, sponsors, etc., of different nationalities: a transnational company.


a company, organization, etc., representing two or more nationalities.

Origin of transnational

First recorded in 1920–25; trans- + national
Related formstrans·na·tion·al·ism, nountrans·na·tion·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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extending beyond the boundaries, interests, etc, of a single nation
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Word Origin and History for transnational

1921, from trans- + national.

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