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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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multinationalmul‧ti‧na‧tion‧al1 /ˌmʌltɪˈnæʃənəl◂/ ●○○ adjective  1 BBCCOUNTRY/NATIONa multinational company has factories, offices, and business activities in many different countries a multinational media corporation2 PGCOUNTRY/NATIONinvolving people from several countries the UN’s multinational peace-keeping force
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multinationalMultinational companies have often been accused of employing cheap labour in developing countries.These are therefore the key markets for most multinational companies.The government is attempting to stimulate the economy by attracting multinational corporations.The recording business is now controlled by multinational corporations.The multinational drug companies are often exploiting that knowledge in their constant search for new and more profitable drugs.With the multinational empires torn apart, are the multinational nations next?a multinational force sponsored by the UNa multinational manufacturerThey are adept at arranging huge loans, underwriting stock offerings and putting together multinational mergers.Crucially, in an era of multinational sports commerce, it also travelled better abroad.However, they have been very active in the large multinational textile and assembly factories which employ women almost exclusively.
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multinationalmultinational2 ●○○ noun [countable]  BBCa large company that has offices, factories etc in many different countries Multinationals have made large investments in Thailand.see thesaurus at company
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multinationala Connecticut-based multinational that produces chemicalsthe power of the big multinationalsLocal private firms had built up a skilled work force that eventually drew in foreign multinationals on terms acceptable to the government.Moreover, the leading multinationals have been able to gain critical efficiencies in financing the whole system.Several multinationals were fined for environmental pollution.The multinationals that stand to benefit were deeply involved in the negotiations to establish Gats.
From Longman Business Dictionarymultinationalmul‧ti‧na‧tion‧al1 /ˌmʌltɪˈnæʃənəl◂/ adjective1COMMERCEORGANIZATIONSa multinational organization has offices, factories, activities etc in many different countriesBig multinational companies can earn huge profits.a multinational concern based in Viennathe rules for dealing with multinational banks2COMMERCEinvolving companies or people from several different countriesHis access to world oil markets has been closed by a multinational embargo.multinationalmultinational2 noun [countable]COMMERCEORGANIZATIONS a large company that has offices, factories, and business activities in many different countriesIt can be very hard to compete with the multinationals.a marketing manager with a major Dutch multinational
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