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multilateral

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adjective mul·ti·lat·er·al \ˌməl-tē-ˈla-t(ə-)rəl, -ˌtī-\

Simple Definition of multilateral

  • : involving more than two groups or countires

Full Definition of multilateral

  1. 1 :  having many sides

  2. 2 :  involving or participated in by more than two nations or parties <multilateral agreements>

mul·ti·lat·er·al·ism play \-ˈla-t(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
mul·ti·lat·er·al·ist play \-list\ noun
mul·ti·lat·er·al·ly adverb

Circa 1696

First Known Use of multilateral

circa 1696


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