transnational [trans-nash-uh-nl, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. going beyond national boundaries or interests: a transnational economy.
  2. comprising persons, sponsors, etc., of different nationalities: a transnational company.


  1. a company, organization, etc., representing two or more nationalities.

Origin of transnational First recorded in 1920–25; trans- + national Related formstrans·na·tion·al·ism, nountrans·na·tion·al·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for transnational Contemporary Examples of transnational

  • In recent years, visions of transnational racial polities have dominated.

    One U.S. Constitution Just Wasn’t Enough

    Tom Arnold-Forster

    July 4, 2014

  • The Palestinians also accepted the principle that the Holy Basin would be under a kind of transnational custodianship.

    What Commentary Gets Wrong About Olmert-Abbas Negotiations

    Bernard Avishai

    May 28, 2013

  • “Transnational corporations are major drivers of the global epidemic of NCDs [non-communicable diseases],” said the researchers.

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    February 21, 2013

  • “Declaring a group a transnational criminal organization can pay off big time,” Grayson wrote The Daily Beast in an email.

    Will Treasury’s Crackdown on MS-13 Work?

    Matthew DeLuca

    October 17, 2012

  • Unfortunately, transnational organized crime does not discriminate and journalists have become one of their targets.

    Mexico Murders Prompt Asylum Pleas

    Terry Greene Sterling

    September 30, 2011

  • British Dictionary definitions for transnational transnational adjective

    1. extending beyond the boundaries, interests, etc, of a single nation

    Word Origin and History for transnational adj.

    1921, from trans- + national.

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