mul·ti·na·tion·al (mŭl′tē-năshə-nəl, -năshnəl, -tī-)
1. Having operations, subsidiaries, or investments in more than two countries: a multinational corporation.
2. Of or involving more than two countries: a multinational research project.
A company or corporation operating in more than two countries.
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