- having several or many sides; many-sided.
- participated in by more than two nations, parties, etc.; multipartite: multilateral agreements on disarmament.
Origin of multilateral
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Examples from the Web for multilateralism
I wonder if Wolf and Gladstone are willing to describe that as evidence of multilateralism.
It's hard to see the multilateralism in it—nearly as hard as it is to find Europeans on the front lines.
Finally, in foreign policy, he has set the stage for engagement and multilateralism.Following in JFK's Footsteps
Doris Kearns Goodwin
January 19, 2010
He only scratched the surface in his calls for multilateralism and mutual understanding.Amateur Hour at the White House
Leslie H. Gelb
November 22, 2009
- of or involving more than two nations or partiesa multilateral pact
- having many sides
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Word Origin and History for multilateralism
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