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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Models strutted the runway as designers from Arizona-Mexico border communities showcased their work Saturday during the 10th annual binational Border Fashion Show in Nogales, Sonora. José Ignacio Castañeda Perez, The Arizona Republic, 13 Oct. 2022 The binational park located along the U.S.-Mexico border between Imperial Beach and Playas de Tijuana has been a meeting place for families for decades — an area where people on opposite sides of the border can reunite. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Aug. 2022 There has been a binational effort for farmers in the Tamaulipas region in northern Mexico to control the weevil population with the same tactics. Mary Beth Gahan, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2022 The twin border cities of Ambos Nogales form the largest binational community along the Arizona-Mexico border., 12 Sep. 2022 The first rehabilitation phase of the aging binational sewage pipeline that runs from Mexico into Arizona has completed as monsoon flood waters and concerns over the pipe continue to rise in the cross-border community. José Ignacio Castañeda Perez, The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug. 2022 The water reductions announced Tuesday were agreed to by the Colorado River Basin states under a 2019 agreement, known as the Drought Contingency Plan, while Mexico’s water cuts are governed by a separate binational pact. Tony Briscoestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2022 Other symptoms have included the mighty Colorado's longtime failure to reach the Gulf of California until last year, when a binational agreement put water back in Mexico's delta. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 8 Aug. 2022 This striking contemporary building provides a concentrated burst of optimism in a place where the daily news often has to do with the challenges of being at the binational border. Dirk Sutro, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 July 2022 See More

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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 29 Nov. 2022.

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