/ˌmʌlti'næʃ(ə)nəl/ noun, adjective
(a company) which has branches or subsidiary companies in several countries
The company has been bought by one of the big multinationals.Also called transnational
‘…the number of multinational firms has mushroomed in the past two decades. As their sweep across the global economy accelerates, multinational firms are posing pressing issues for nations rich and poor, and those in between’ [Australian Financial Review]

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  • multinational — adjective Date: 1926 1. of or relating to more than two nationalities < a multinational society > 2. a. of, relating to, or involving more than two nations < a multinational alliance > b. having divisions in more than two countries < a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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