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multinational

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌmʌltiˈnæʃənəl/ (also multinational company, also multinational corporation) COMMERCE
a very large company that has offices, stores, etc. in many different countries but that is controlled from the country where it was started. A company with a quarter or more of its sales in other countries is considered to be a multinational: If multinationals become more important than governments, they can act as major forces of economic change. a big/large/leading multinational
(Definition of multinational noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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