adjective Date: 1802 1. a. done or undertaken by one person or party b. of, relating to, or affecting one side of a subject ; one-sided c. constituting or relating to a contract or engagement by which an express obligation to do or forbear is imposed on only one party 2. a. having parts arranged on one side <
a unilateral raceme
b. occurring on, performed on, or affecting one side of the body or one of its parts <
unilateral exophthalmos
3. unilineal 4. having only one side • unilaterally adverb

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  • unilatéral — unilatéral, ale, aux [ ynilateral, o ] adj. • 1778; de uni et lat. latus, eris→ latéral 1 ♦ Disposé ou situé d un seul côté; qui ne se fait que d un côté. Appui unilatéral, dans la marche. Méd. Qui ne concerne qu un seul côté (du corps, d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • unilateral — UNILATERÁL, Ă, unilaterali, e, adj. Care este îndreptat, situat într o singură direcţie. ♦ Care nu angajează decât una dintre părţile contractante. ♦ Care este hotărât (în mod arbitrar) de una singură dintre părţi. ♦ Care ţine seamă de o singură… …   Dicționar Român

  • unilateral — uni·lat·er·al /ˌyü nə la tə rəl/ adj 1: done or undertaken by one party a unilateral mistake as to the terms 2: of, relating to, or affecting one side of a subject 3: containing a promise to perform made by only one party esp. because the other… …   Law dictionary

  • unilateral — u‧ni‧lat‧e‧ral [ˌjuːnˈlætrəl◂] adjective a unilateral action or decision is done or made by only one of the groups involved in a situation: • In the 19th century, Britain announced and largely followed a policy of unilateral free trade.… …   Financial and business terms

  • unilatéral — unilatéral, ale (u ni la té ral, ra l ) adj. 1°   Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui est disposé ou qui se porte d un seul côté. Les fleurs dans quelques borraginées sont unilatérales. 2°   Terme de jurisprudence. Contrats unilatéraux, ceux où une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Unilateral — U ni*lat er*al, a. [Uni + lateral: cf. F. unilat[ e]ral.] 1. Being on one side only; affecting but one side; one sided. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Pertaining to one side; one sided; as, a unilateral raceme, in which the flowers grow only on one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unilateral — 1802, from Mod.L. unilateralis, from unum, neut. of unus one (see ONE (Cf. one)) + latus (gen. lateralis) side (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate) (n.)). Jeremy Bentham (1748 1832) may have been the first to use it in the legal sense of made or entered into …   Etymology dictionary

  • unilateral — 1. adj. Que se refiere o se circunscribe solamente a una parte o a un aspecto de algo. 2. Bot. Que está colocado solamente a un lado. Panojas unilaterales. ☛ V. contrato unilateral …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • unilateral — [yo͞o΄nə lat′ər əl] adj. [ModL unilateralis: see UNI & LATERAL] 1. of, occurring on, or affecting one side only 2. involving or obligating one only of several persons or parties; done or undertaken by one only; not reciprocal [a unilateral… …   English World dictionary

  • Unilateral — (von lat. unus „einer, einzig“; latus „Seite“) bedeutet „einseitig“. In der Politik, speziell der Diplomatie, wird der Begriff für das Handeln eines Staates ohne Rücksichtnahme auf andere verwendet. Dieses Verhalten bedeutet, dass eine Nation… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Unilateral — (v. lat.), 1) einseitig, s.d. von Verträgen, in denen nur die eine Partei eine Leistung verspricht; 2) so v.w. halbbürtig; 3) nur auf einer Seite stehend od. befindlich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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