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[trans-nash-uh-nl, tranz-] /trænsˈnæʃ ə nl, trænz-/
going beyond national boundaries or interests:
a transnational economy.
comprising persons, sponsors, etc., of different nationalities:
a transnational company.
a company, organization, etc., representing two or more nationalities.
Origin of transnational
1920-25; trans- + national
Related forms
transnationalism, noun
transnationally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for transnational
  • It is merely a consultative and research body, not a transnational regulator.
  • The clearest cases of such transnational state-spoilers concern the drug trade.
  • Note that all the money he has handed out has in fact gone to transnational banking corporations.
  • When one target is shored up, nimble transnational cells that can turn on a dime simply find new bull's-eyes.
  • Such reductions would require not only new transnational strategies, but new regional organizations.
  • But the threat they present is quite different from that of transnational terror groups.
  • transnational criminals often operate in well-organized groups, intentionally united to carry out illegal actions.
  • But when these two factors are combined, as in transnational organized crime, the challenges are especially formidable.
  • Cooperation is key to success against future transnational threats and terrorism.
British Dictionary definitions for transnational


extending beyond the boundaries, interests, etc, of a single nation
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Word Origin and History for transnational

1921, from trans- + national.

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