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"multinational" in British English

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multinationaladjective

uk   /ˌmʌl.tiˈnæʃ.ən.əl/  us   /-t̬i-/
involving several different ​countries, or (of a ​business) ​producing and ​sellinggoods in several different ​countries: The UN has ​sent a multinational peace-keeping ​force. a ​major multinational ​foodcompany

multinationalnoun [C]

uk   /ˌmʌl.tiˈnæʃ.ən.əl/  us   /-t̬i-/
a ​large and ​powerfulcompany that ​produces and ​sellsgoods in many different ​countries: Are multinationals now more ​powerful than ​governments?
(Definition of multinational from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"multinational" in American English

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multinationaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌmʌl·tiˈnæʃ·ə·nəl, ˌmʌl·tɑɪ-/
social studies involving or ​relating to different ​countries, or (of a ​business) ​operating in different ​countries: multinational ​corporations
(Definition of multinational from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"multinational" in Business English

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multinationalnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​majorforces of ​economicchange. a big/large/​leading multinational

multinationaladjective

uk   us   /ˌmʌltiˈnæʃənəl/
COMMERCE a multinational ​organization is very large and has ​offices, ​stores, etc. in many diffferent countries: Over the ​years the ​firm has ​grown into a multinational ​organization with more than 200 ​affiliates in 17 countries. a multinational ​business/​bank/​enterprise
relating to or involving several different countries: The ​jointventure will be ​undertaken by a multinational ​group of 41 countries. multinational ​agreements
(Definition of multinational from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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