cross-na·​tion·​al ˈkrȯs-ˈnash-nəl How to pronounce cross-national (audio)
: of or relating to two or more nations

Examples of cross-national in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Natalia is one of several women working to advance the careers of these pioneering young artists with cross-national opportunities in brand partnerships and first-time tours. Thania Garcia, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024 Dreher and his colleagues go behind the scenes of this multiyear, cross-national effort to collect and standardize these data from a wide variety of sources. Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 Our School engages with broad cross-national issues and illuminates the ways in which such issues require deep understandings of particular places, historical contexts, cultural meanings and regional dynamics. Foreign Affairs, 14 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-national was in 1965

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“Cross-national.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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