mul·​ti·​re·​gion·​al ˌməl-tē-ˈrēj-nəl How to pronounce multiregional (audio)
: involving, relating to, or operating in more than one region
a multiregional retailer/brand
a multiregional panel of experts

Examples of multiregional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To move forward, science needs to cast a wider net and continue exploring other regions, even if results are less likely there, Hubin and other multiregional origin advocates contend. Luke Taylor, Discover Magazine, 18 Nov. 2020 According to the multiregional hypothesis all modern people, including modern Africans, are the descendents of breeding and hybridising between separate ancestral groups, all at various stages of evolutionary development. ... Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 July 2011 The alternative – the multiregional model – envisages these prehistoric groups as part of a single population that met and mated extensively. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2011 International multiregional clinical trials expand the diversity of participants and may accelerate the timeline to regulatory approval by many years. Russell Flannery, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiregional was in 1901

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“Multiregional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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