multilateral
adjective Date: circa 1696 1. having many sides 2. involving or participated in by more than two nations or parties <
multilateral agreements
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multilateralism nounmultilateralist nounmultilaterally adverb

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  • multilatéral — multilatéral, ale, aux [ myltilateral, o ] adj. • 1948; de multi et latéral ♦ Polit. Qui concerne des rapports entre États; à quoi adhèrent, participent plusieurs États. ⇒ plurilatéral. Un accord multilatéral. ⊗ CONTR. Unilatéral. ● multilatéral …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • multilateral — MULTILATERÁL, Ă, multilaterali, e, adj. Care îmbrăţişează mai multe aspecte ale realităţii, care se desfăşoară pe mai multe planuri, orientat în mai multe sensuri. – Din fr. multilatéral. Trimis de ana zecheru, 26.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • multilateral — mul‧ti‧lat‧e‧ral [ˌmʌltɪˈlætrəl◂] adjective ECONOMICS involving several different countries: • a multilateral trade agreement • the World Bank and other multilateral development banks compare bilateral …   Financial and business terms

  • Multilateral — (lat. multus = viel, latus = Seite) bedeutet vielseitig. In der Politik verwendet man den Begriff multilateral, wenn mehrere Staaten kooperativ, prinzipiell gleichberechtigt gemeinsam handeln (Diplomatie betreiben). Beim Multilateralismus werden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • multilateral — adjetivo 1. Que tiene varios lados, partes o as pectos: política multilateral, ayuda multilateral al Tercer Mundo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • multilateral — adj. 2 g. 1. Que é relativo a ou tem vários lados. 2. Que é referente a ou que contém várias partes interessadas (ex.: acordo multilateral). • s. m. 3.  [Geometria] O mesmo que multilátero.   ‣ Etimologia: multi + lateral …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • multilateral — 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a varios lados, partes o aspectos. 2. Que concierne a varios estados o afecta a las relaciones entre ellos. Acuerdo, cooperación multilateral …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • multilateral — [mul΄ti lat′ər əl] adj. [ MULTI + LATERAL] 1. many sided 2. participated in by more than two parties, nations, etc. [a multilateral treaty] multilateralism n. multilaterally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Multilateral — Mul ti*lat er*al, a. [Multi + lateral.] Having many sides; many sided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • multilateral — adj. Involving the participation of at least three parties, especially governments or nations. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • multilateral — (adj.) also multi lateral, 1690s, in geometry, having many sides, from MULTI (Cf. multi ) + L. latus (gen. lateris) side (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate) (n.)). Figurative use by 1748. Meaning pertaining to three or more countries is from 1802. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

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