Definition of trilateral
: having three sides or parties trilateral business ventures trilateral discussions
Recent Examples of trilateral from the Web
NAFTA underpins more than $1 trillion worth of trilateral trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Japan said on Monday the United States, South Korea and Japan will have a trilateral summit on North Korea at the G20.
Force a trilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas?
Although initial expectations were of a trilateral meeting between Trump, Netanyahu and Abbas, those expectations were dramatically scaled back, replaced with confidence-building measures between the two sides.
Trump is not expected to announce a new round of talks, while plans for a trilateral meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas were quickly scuttled.
Lighthizer said the administration will consider other options if trilateral talks fail.
But the chamber, Gianino said, wants to see three principles followed: Do no harm, move quickly and keep the agreement trilateral.
A final issue to discuss with Moon will be continuing progress on enhancing trilateral security cooperation with Japan.
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Origin and Etymology of trilateral
Latin trilaterus, from tri- + later-, latus side
First Known Use: 1660See Words from the same year
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: involving three groups or countries
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