from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, involving, or occurring in different regions.
  • adjective Operating or playable in different regions of the world, as a DVD player or DVD.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to more than one region.
  • noun An organisation that operates across more than one region.


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multi- +‎ regional


  • Another theory of the origin of modern humans, known as the multiregional hypothesis, holds that earlier forms of humans originated in Africa and then slowly developed their anatomically modern form in every area of the Old World.

    The Mother of All Languages

  • The finding splits the difference in a long-running scholarly debate over whether people are solely African in origin, or spring from "multiregional" interbreeding of early human species.

    Neanderthals and humans interbred, fossils indicate

  • Proponents of a "multiregional" hypothesis held that H. erectus populations evolved into modern humans in many regions, and that these groups later bred with each other and with groups that emigrated from Africa.

    The Great DNA Hunt

  • Board diversity is a business imperative--it is multigenerational, multinational, multicultural and multiregional.

    What Women Really Want Is A Meritocracy

  • The arguments of the Federalist Papers apply just as strongly to a multiethnic regime as to a multiregional regime.

    The Emerging Stagnant Majority, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Here each country has its own manga revolution, but language differences prevents them from getting together and forming the multiregional momentum you guys have in the States with potential readership in the millions.

    “Manga Before Flowers” | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • "Owen has demonstrated the strategic vision and leadership skills necessary to manage and grow complex, multiregional businesses," Mr. Mack said in a statement.

    Morgan Picks

  • A third advantage the multiregional producer can achieve over the single-region producer is the sophistication managers gain through exposure to many different environments.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • A fourth advantage for the multiregional producer is protection against the regional cyclicality of the motor-vehicle market.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • Here, we look at the management challenge these companies face by laying out the features of a truly global enterprise that can achieve multiregional lean production in the 1990s.

    The Machine That Changed the World


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