transnational

adjective
trans·​na·​tion·​al | \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈnash-nəl, (ˌ)tranz-, -ˈna-shə-nᵊl\

Definition of transnational 

: extending or going beyond national boundaries transnational corporations

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Other Words from transnational

transnationalism \(ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˈnash-​nə-​ˌli-​zəm, -​ˈna-​shə-​nə-​, (ˌ)tranz-​ \ noun

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Synonyms

foreign, international, multinational

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Examples of transnational in a Sentence

global warming is a transnational problem that requires a transnational solution

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The announcement comes a day after Sessions named the cartel one of the top five transnational criminal organizations. Michael Balsamo, The Seattle Times, "US announces 15 indictments against Mexican drug cartel," 16 Oct. 2018 In addition to sheriff’s deputies assigned to Sound Transit, the agency contracts with a transnational private security firm, Securitas, whose personnel are not sworn officers and who have their own policies and guidelines. Agueda Pacheco-flores, The Seattle Times, "Photo of security guard with ICE card at Seattle light-rail station baffles Sound Transit, immigration agency," 28 July 2018 For one, the end of the Cold War and the rise of transnational politics has made Western targets more prominent. Gerasimos Tsourapas, Washington Post, "How authoritarian regimes use migration to exert ‘soft power’ in foreign policy," 6 July 2018 Before the arrival of the troops in El Centro, the Guard already had 250 personnel assisting on transnational counter-narcotics efforts statewide, 55 of them along the border with Mexico. Carl Prine, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Initial deployment of California troops arrive at the border," 14 May 2018 But transgender women are an especially vulnerable population, said Nicole Ramos, director of the Border Rights Project for Al Otro Lado, a transnational group that provides legal services to deportees and migrants seeking asylum. Daniel González, azcentral, "Transgender women in migrant caravan face new struggles seeking asylum in U.S.," 29 May 2018 Second, the transnational trade does not oversee and guide ivory poaching. Kristof Titeca, Washington Post, "I did the first long-term study investigating illegal ivory traders. Here’s what I learned.," 18 Apr. 2018 Trump has often cited crimes committed by the transnational gang MS-13 in cities as far from the southern border as New York. BostonGlobe.com, "On Texas border, despite what Trump says, some see no crisis," 23 June 2018 Their denim jacket, lovingly called the Kutte, is a symbol of the fans' transnational unity and local identity. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of transnational

1921, in the meaning defined above

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transnational

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of transnational

: operating in or involving more than one country

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