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unilateral

adjective uni·lat·er·al \ˌyü-ni-ˈla-tə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\

: involving only one group or country

Full Definition of UNILATERAL

1
a :  done or undertaken by one person or party
b :  of, relating to, or affecting one side of a subject :  one-sided
c :  constituting or relating to a contract or engagement by which an express obligation to do or forbear is imposed on only one party
2
a :  having parts arranged on one side <a unilateral raceme>
b :  occurring on, performed on, or affecting one side of the body or one of its parts <unilateral exophthalmos>
3
:  unilineal
4
:  having only one side
uni·lat·er·al·ly adverb

Examples of UNILATERAL

  1. Our country is prepared to take unilateral action.

First Known Use of UNILATERAL

1802

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

unilateral

adjective uni·lat·er·al \ˌyü-ni-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNILATERAL

:  occurring on, performed on, or affecting one side of the body or one of its parts <unilateral exophthalmos>
uni·lat·er·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

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