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bilateral

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adjective bi·lat·er·al \(ˌ)bī-ˈla-t(ə-)rəl\

Simple Definition of bilateral

  • : involving two groups or countries

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bilateral

  1. 1 :  affecting reciprocally two nations or parties <a bilateral treaty> <a bilateral trade agreement>

  2. 2 :  having two sides

  3. 3 a :  of, relating to, or affecting the right and left sides of the body or the right and left members of paired organs <bilateral nephrectomy> b :  having bilateral symmetry

bilateralism play \-t(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
bilaterally adverb

1751

First Known Use of bilateral

1751


Medical Dictionary

bilateral

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adjective bi·lat·er·al \(ˈ)bī-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\

Medical Definition of bilateral

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or affecting the right and left sides of the body or the right and left members of paired organs <bilateral nephrectomy> <bilateral tumors of the adrenal glands>

  2. 2:  having bilateral symmetry

bilateralism \-ˌiz-əm\play noun
bilaterality \(ˈ)bī-ˌlat-ə-ˈral-ət-ē, -ˌla-ˈtral-\play noun plural bilateralities
bilaterally \(ˈ)bī-ˈlat-ə-rə-lē, -ˈla-trə-lē\play adverb



Law Dictionary

bilateral

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adjective bi·lat·er·al \ˌbī-ˈla-tə-rəl\

Legal Definition of bilateral

  1. :  affecting, obligating, or shared by both parties

bilaterally \-rə-lē\ adverb



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