bi·​na·​tion·​al (ˌ)bī-ˈna-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce binational (audio)
: of or relating to two nations
a binational board of directors

Examples of binational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the center is the International Boundary and Water Commission, the binational agency responsible for preventing water pollution in the Tijuana River and southern San Diego County shorelines. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2024 The environmental groups announced in December their intent to sue the binational federal agency. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2024 Trade just between Mexico and Texas alone rose to $285 billion in 2023, and the binational metroplex that includes El Paso, Juarez, and Las Cruces is the fifth largest manufacturing center in the Western Hemisphere, with over 500 manufacturing facilities. Andrea Adkins-Hutchins, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 InSite’s binational exhibitions quickly drew international attention. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Erika Angulo The 13-year-old is one of many Haitian children working in this binational marketplace, selling items in order to support their families. Erika Angulo, NBC News, 25 Mar. 2024 Their latest artwork is in front of the Mexican side of the binational garden. Alexandra Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2024 Construction began last summer to replace the primary barrier along the historic binational park between San Diego County and Tijuana. Alexandra Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2024 Some turned back to armed struggle, while others began to gravitate to the idea of a binational state in which Palestinians would enjoy equal rights with Jews. Martin Indyk, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of binational was in 1857

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“Binational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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