EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective having several or many sides; many-sided. participated in by more than two nations, parties, etc.; multipartite: multilateral agreements on disarmament. Origin of multilateral
First recorded in
lateral Related forms 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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Word Origin and History for multilateralism adj.
multi-lateral, 1690s, in geometry, "having many sides," from multi- + Latin latus (genitive lateris) "side" (see oblate (n.)). Figurative use by 1748. Meaning "pertaining to three or more countries" is from 1802. Related: Multilaterally.
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multilateralism in Culture multilateralism [(mul-tee- lat-uhr-uh-liz-uhm)]
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