multilateral

[ muhl-ti-lat-er-uhl ]
/ ˌmʌl tɪˈlæt ər əl /

adjective

having several or many sides; many-sided.
participated in by more than two nations, parties, etc.; multipartite: multilateral agreements on disarmament.

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Origin of multilateral

First recorded in 1690–1700; multi- + lateral

OTHER WORDS FROM multilateral

mul·ti·lat·er·al·ism, nounmul·ti·lat·er·al·ist, adjective, nounmul·ti·lat·er·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for multilateral

multilateral
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl, -ˈlætrəl) /

adjective

of or involving more than two nations or partiesa multilateral pact
having many sides

Derived forms of multilateral

multilaterally, adverb
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