trilateral

adjective
tri·​lat·​er·​al | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈla-tə-rəl How to pronounce trilateral (audio) , -ˈla-trəl \

Definition of trilateral

: having three sides or parties trilateral business ventures trilateral discussions

Examples of trilateral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zelenskyy said Ukraine would forge a new trilateral political alliance with Britain and Poland, hailing it as a reflection of strong international support for Ukraine. Vladimir Isachenkov And Matthew Lee, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Feb. 2022 Zelenskyy said Ukraine would forge a new trilateral political alliance with Britain and Poland, hailing it as a reflection of strong international support for Ukraine. Dasha Litvinova, ajc, 1 Feb. 2022 What is the importance of improved U.S.-South Korea-Japan trilateral relations? Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 In the meantime, Mr. Niinisto has discussed with President Biden and the British government the possibility of a bilateral or trilateral security guarantee. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2022 Thursday’s meetings at the White House will be the first trilateral get-together for North American leaders since a June 2016 gathering of Mr. Trudeau, Barack Obama, and Enrique Peña Nieto in Ottawa. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Nov. 2021 Earlier this month, Turkey hosted Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers for a trilateral meeting in its southern city of Antalya. Galip Dalay, CNN, 29 Mar. 2022 Earlier this week, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt welcomed Mr. Bennett and the Emirati crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, to Sharm el Sheikh for the first trilateral meeting between leaders of the three countries. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Like other nations, Turkey has attempted to directly mediate in the crisis, hosting a trilateral meeting earlier this month between Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts. Jared Malsin, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of trilateral

1660, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trilateral

Latin trilaterus, from tri- + later-, latus side

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The first known use of trilateral was in 1660

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23 Jun 2022

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“Trilateral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trilateral. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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