having several or many sides; many-sided.
participated in by more than two nations, parties, etc.; multipartite: multilateral agreements on disarmament.
- mul·ti·lat·er·al·ism, noun
- mul·ti·lat·er·al·ist, adjective, noun
- mul·ti·lat·er·al·ly, adverb
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How to use multilateral in a sentence
Covax, a multilateral initiative, was set up to help develop, fund, and equitably distribute vaccines.Don’t hate the vaccine tourists, hate the vaccine game | Jen Kirby | February 12, 2021 | Vox
When Democrats have the keys, big, multilateral agreements are the order of the day.
He pledged support for multilateral institutions, promised to challenge dictators and to focus on our issues in committee hearings.Meeks elected House Foreign Affairs Committee chair | Michael K. Lavers | December 4, 2020 | Washington Blade
We can see it on the global stage where in multilateral organizations, it is not a given that the democracies have the majority of votes or, or voices.Podcast: How democracies can reclaim digital power | Anthony Green | October 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Absent multilateral funding, developing economies have been unable to match the stimulus efforts of their rich world counterparts.Econ 3.0? What economists can contribute to (and learn from) the pandemic | Claire Beatty | September 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
But we should start sharing that burden with other nations and multilateral organizations more than we have.Take John McCain’s Russia Advice and You Might Get Another Cold War | Michael Tomasky | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The fact is, President Obama has consistently demonstrated his commitment to multilateral diplomacy,” Rice said.Syrian Opposition Against New Kerry-Lavrov Plan to Avoid Strike | Josh Rogin | September 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The multilateral governance system remains largely unreformed and apparently immune to changes in business practice.
Assess the variables of unilateral U.S. action or bilateral/multilateral action.
Asking for recognition by the 192 countries of the U.N., by contrast, is the very definition of “multilateral.”
Such relaxations as took place in controls were changes that did not affect the multilateral embargo.East-West Trade Trends | Harold E. Stassen
The 70s witnessed a proliferation of multilateral assistance programs.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
The word "multilateral" (many-sided) is a translation of the Greek polypleuros.The Teaching of Geometry | David Eugene Smith
Triangles are of three kinds, the equilateral or three-sided, the quadrilateral or four-sided, and the multilateral or polyglot.Toaster's Handbook | Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
It will enable the whole sterling area and other countries affiliated with it to resume trade on a multilateral basis.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman | Harry S. Truman
British Dictionary definitions for multilateral
of or involving more than two nations or parties: a multilateral pact
having many sides
- multilaterally, adverb
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