mul·​ti·​state ˈməl-tē-ˌstāt How to pronounce multistate (audio)
: having divisions in several states
multistate enterprises
: of, relating to, or involving several states

Examples of multistate in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of multistate was in 1928

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“Multistate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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