bi·​na·​tion·​al | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈna-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce binational (audio) \

Definition of binational

: of or relating to two nations a binational board of directors

Examples of binational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Trump administration implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols in January 2019 in the binational San Diego-Tijuana region, eventually expanding it to the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Rafael Carranza, The Arizona Republic, 31 Aug. 2021 Recently, Mexico and the U.S. created a permanent binational advisory body for the Rio Grande similar to the one established in 2010 to oversee the health and ecology of the Colorado. Stephen Paul Mumme, The Conversation, 1 July 2021 Although the binational agreement has been held up as an example of international water cooperation worldwide – even translated into Russian – some in Mexico feel the announcement of a shortage could still be met with anger. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Aug. 2021 Following conversations between Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Vice President Kamala Harris last month, the two leaders announced the formation of a binational working group to evaluate the lifting of travel restrictions. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 21 July 2021 The Ohio EPA is also developing a Total Maximum Daily Load, an enforceable limit on the amount of phosphorus that can be dumped into Ohio waterways in order to meet the binational goal. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 16 July 2021 Plus, the binational San Diego/Tijuana region is a goldmine begging to be explored; that sets our region apart from any other. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2021 Health care providers, in partnership with binational government entities, are working on getting the COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable groups along the international border before doses expire. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 June 2021 Snowflake’s own flight, just 3 days before World Albatross Day, marked a milestone in a binational project of the United States and Mexico, aimed at keeping the birds safe from the rising sea levels that threaten their survival. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of binational

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Binational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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