trans·​na·​tion·​al (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈnash-nəl How to pronounce transnational (audio)
: extending or going beyond national boundaries
transnational corporations
(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈnash-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce transnational (audio)

Examples of transnational in a Sentence

climate change is a transnational problem that requires a transnational solution
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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transnational was in 1921

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“Transnational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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