two-sid·​ed ˈtü-ˈsī-dəd How to pronounce two-sided (audio)
: having two sides : bilateral

Examples of two-sided in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the prosecution’s high-profile approach has been criticized, in part because the two-sided street brawls only led to charges for one side. Will Carless, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2024 These boards feature a unique two-sided design, perfect for cutting and serving. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 In that scenario, we time and record both a printer's one-sided (simplex) and two-sided performance. David English, PCMAG, 27 Mar. 2024 The two-sided fruit comes with 26 facial expressions, from smiles to frowns; attach them to show different emotions. Maya Polton, Parents, 24 Mar. 2024 Tribes were immediately critical, pointing out that the exhibit’s title suggested the massacre was a two-sided battle when the tribes had not sought a confrontation with the U.S. government, whose troops killed women, children and elders at Sand Creek. Mary Hudetz, ProPublica, 21 Feb. 2024 Providing Job Seekers With Customized Recommendations With any company, hiring is a two-sided marketplace. Trevor Clark, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Photo-illustration: Lauren Joseph; Getty Images The platform is the canonical form of internet business: a two-sided market that facilitates connections between end-users and business customers. Cory Doctorow, WIRED, 17 Jan. 2024 On the other hand, an even number of twists yields a two-sided structure called a twisted cylinder (shown below left). Kevin Hartnett, Quanta Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of two-sided was in 1856

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“Two-sided.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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