Foreign

DEFINITION of 'Foreign'

1. A non-U.S. company with securities trading on the North American market.

2. In general, any corporation organized under the laws of another country.

BREAKING DOWN 'Foreign'

1. From an American's perspective, foreign means pretty much everything outside the United States.

2. Sometimes foreign corporations are called alien corporations.

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