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multinationaladjective

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

multinationalnoun [C]

uk   /ˌmʌl.tiˈnæʃ.ən.əl/  us   /-t̬i-/
(Definition of multinational from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 major forces of economic change. 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 joint venture 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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