trans·​na·​tion·​al | \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈnash-nəl How to pronounce transnational (audio) , (ˌ)tranz-, -ˈna-shə-nᵊl \

Definition of transnational

: extending or going beyond national boundaries transnational corporations

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

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global warming is a transnational problem that requires a transnational solution
Recent Examples on the Web Then Sheehan met Greg Constantine, a music promoter working for Smirnoff—the vodka label, part of the transnational booze company Diageo. Wired, "This Martini Wants to Kill Climate Change One Sip at a Time," 7 Nov. 2019 Like the abolitionists in the 19th century, the suffragists in the early 20th century and the antinuclear groups at the century’s end, a transnational, non-electoral political movement may be an effective mechanism for change. The Economist, "Party politics is dying, so make citizen movements the new unifier," 1 Nov. 2019 The strategy document places the growing threat of white supremacy in a transnational context. The Washington Post, oregonlive, "Domestic terror is as big a threat as ISIS, al-Qaida, DHS says," 20 Sep. 2019 By 2014, al-Baghdadi controlled swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq and declared himself leader of a transnational Islamist caliphate. Chicago Tribune, Twin Cities, "Other voices: The U.S. delivers justice to al-Baghdadi," 28 Oct. 2019 Is reasonably suspected of participating in a transnational criminal street gang. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Immigration agents would require judicial warrants for police cooperation under proposal," 18 Oct. 2019 Previous SlideNext Slide Veolia Water Technologies, a transnational water treatment specialist firm, is partnering with a company called Fieldbit to bring Augmented Reality to the plant floor. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Augmented Reality is making industrial work more productive," 3 Oct. 2019 Like many children of transnational families, the lawsuit said, Flores also had her birth registered in Texas and later in Mexico, so she could get vaccinated there, her mother said in an affidavit. Allie Morris,, "Texas officials flag over 1,000 birth records for potential fraud," 25 Sep. 2019 The president implored the world's leaders to prioritize their own nations, stressing the benefits of strong borders and one-on-one trade deals while rejecting sweeping transnational organizations and alliances. Jonathan Lemire,, "At UN, Trump calls on other nations to act against ‘Iran’s bloodlust’," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of transnational

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transnational was in 1921

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8 Dec 2019

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“Transnational.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of transnational

: operating in or involving more than one country

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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