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Topic: COMPANIES


multinational

2 noun
     
multinational2 [countable]
BBC a large company that has offices, factories etc in many different countries:
Multinationals have made large investments in Thailand.
WORD FOCUS: company WORD FOCUS: company
similar words: firm, business

a big company: corporation, multinational, conglomerate

an Internet company: dot-com

a company that is owned by a larger company: subsidiary, affiliate

abbreviations used in company names: Ltd (Limited)
Co.
(Company)
Corp.
(Corporation)
PLC
(Public Limited Company) British English, Pty. (Proprietary) used in Australia and South Africa
company

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company
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