noun see multilateral

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Multilateralism — is a term in international relations that refers to multiple countries working in concert on a given issue. International organizations, such as the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization are multilateral in nature. The main… …   Wikipedia

  • multilateralism — mul‧ti‧lat‧e‧ral‧is‧m [ˌmʌltɪˈlætrəlɪzm] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS when there is complete freedom of trade and exchange between countries: • By 1947, multilateralism within Europe had collapsed. * * * multilateralism UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • multilateralism — MULTILATERALÍSM s.n. Politică comercială constând în aceea că fiecare ţară trebuie să şi asigure o echilibrare globală a balanţei dintre ea şi ţările cu care întreţine relaţii comerciale. [cf. fr. multilatéralisme]. Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • multilateralism — (n.) 1928, from MULTILATERAL (Cf. multilateral) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • multilateralism — multilateral ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving three or more participants. DERIVATIVES multilateralism noun multilaterally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • multilateralism — See multilateral. * * * …   Universalium

  • multilateralism — noun a) Unbiased trade between nations, in contrast to bilateralism. b) A system by which nations consult others in matters of foreign policy, by way of organisations such as the United Nations …   Wiktionary

  • multilateralism — mul·ti·lat·er·al·ism …   English syllables

  • multilateralism — ˌməltə̇ˈlad.ərəˌlizəm noun ( s) : freedom of international trade and currency transfers so as to achieve for each country a trading balance with the total trading area but not necessarily with any one particular country contrasted with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • multilateral — multilateralism, n. multilateralist, adj., n. multilaterally, adv. /mul ti lat euhr euhl/, adj. 1. having several or many sides; many sided. 2. participated in by more than two nations, parties, etc.; multipartite: multilateral agreements on… …   Universalium

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