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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.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS '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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