from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Reaching beyond or transcending national boundaries: "the transnational ramifications of terror networks” ( Emanuel Litvinoff).
  • adj. Relating to or involving several nations or nationalities: transnational organizations.

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  • adj. between or beyond national boundaries
  • adj. involving several nations or nationalities
  • n. Someone operating in several countries.

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  • adj. involving or operating in several nations or nationalities


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  • (The increase reflects a rise in transnational marriages, and consequently transnational divorces, as well as growing awareness of the Hague Convention.)

    The Snatchback

  • More productive transatlantic studies of American and British writings, then, seek not only to reveal the intellectual, commercial, political, or personal connections between these two nations, but also to illuminate and investigate what Susan Castillo calls the "transatlantic dynamic [...] an irresistible force of attraction and repulsion, absorption and distinction" in transnational discourse (Will Kaufman and Heidi Macpherson xix).

    'An Anti-Democratic Habit of Feeling': Nationalism and the Rhetoric of Toryism in O'Sullivan's Democratic Review

  • My name is Alva D. Bennett, currently I am teching interm. and higher level english to business managers in transnational firms in Mexico D.F. The U.S. company I an owner/sr. officer recruits Certificated English teachers, native speakers of English, to teach to Mexico.


  • The University of Michigan Law School became the first law school to require a course in transnational law, commencing in 2001.

    Insular Law Schools

  • The interaction between the management of the two companies is studied as a success story in transnational/transcultural corporate interactions, in contrast to the straight takeovers or foreign invasions which are more often the case.

    Mexico Moving practices

  • But Mr. King, who was elected in 2010 and is expected to serve a single, four-year term because of his age, has been stymied as he charted a two-pronged course to convince the so-called transnational companies that the union could be an effective business partner by ensuing improved quality and productivity.

    UAW Moves More Softly on Foreign Auto Plants

  • Second, they are transnational, that is, not identified with national ideologies nor driven by short-term policy agendas.

    The virtures of non-profit humanitarian aid

  • Most of the pirates are former fisherman dislodged from their traditional source of income by much larger pirates, namely transnational fishing conglomerates.

    John Feffer: Monsters vs. Aliens

  • The alternative ideology that I would propose might be called transnational libertarianism.

    Still More on Immigration, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • As Tyrell notes, in 1989-1991 that the idea of a self-conscious agenda called transnational history first came into being, linked to a specific research program.

    Archive 2008-05-01


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