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trilateral

[trahy-lat-er-uh l]
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adjective
  1. having three sides.
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Origin of trilateral

1650–60; < Latin trilater(us) three-sided + -al1. See tri-, lateral
Related formstri·lat·er·al·i·ty, nountri·lat·er·al·ly, adverb
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trilateral

adjective
  1. having three sides
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Derived Formstrilaterally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for trilateral

adj.

1650s, from Latin trilaterus "three-sided;" see tri- + lateral. The Trilateral Commission (representing Japan, the U.S., and Europe) was founded 1973.

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