trilateral
adjective Etymology: Latin trilaterus, from tri- + later-, latus side Date: 1660 having three sides or parties <
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  • trilatéral — trilatéral, ale, aux [ trilateral, o ] adj. • 1721; var. trilatère 1765; du bas lat. trilaterus; cf. tri et latère 1 ♦ Vx Qui a trois côtés. ⇒ triangulaire. 2 ♦ Mod. Qui engage trois parties. Accord trilatéral. ⇒ triparti. ● trilatéral,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trilateral — TRILATERÁL, Ă, trilaterali, e, adj. Cu trei laturi. – Din fr. trilatéral. Trimis de LauraGellner, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  trilaterál adj. m., pl. trilateráli; f. sg. trilaterálă, pl. trila …   Dicționar Român

  • Trilateral — Tri*lat er*al, a.[L. trilaterus; tri (see {Tri }) + latus, lateris, side: cf. F. trilat[ e]ral. See {Lateral}.] (Geom.) Having three sides; being three sided; as, a trilateral triangle. {Tri*lat er*al*ly}, adv. {Tri*lat er*al*ness}, n. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trilateral — 1650s, from L. trilaterus “three sided;” see TRI (Cf. tri ) + LATERAL (Cf. lateral). The Trilateral Commission (representing Japan, the U.S., and Europe) was founded 1973 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Trilaterāl — (lat.), dreiseitig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trilateral — Trilaterāl (lat.), dreiseitig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trilateral — Trilateral, Comisión …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • trilatéral — trilatéral, ale (tri la té ral, ra l ) adj. Qui a trois côtés. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Trilatère …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • trilateral — adj. 2 g. Que tem três lados …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • trilateral — ► ADJECTIVE 1) shared by or involving three parties. 2) Geometry of, on, or with three sides. ► NOUN ▪ a triangle …   English terms dictionary

  • trilateral — [trī lat′ər əl] adj. [< L trilaterus, three sided: see TRI & LATERAL] three sided trilaterally adv …   English World dictionary

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