Bilateralism



pertaining to, involving, or affecting two or both sides, factions, parties, or the like:
a bilateral agreement; bilateral sponsorship.
located on opposite sides of an axis; two-sided, especially when of equal size, value, etc.
Biology. pertaining to the right and left sides of a structure, plane, etc.
Chiefly Law. (of a contract) binding the parties to reciprocal obligations.
through both parents equally:
bilateral affiliation.
Compare unilateral (def 7).
Informal. a bilateral agreement, especially regarding international trade.
adjective
having or involving two sides
affecting or undertaken by two parties; mutual: a bilateral treaty
denoting or relating to bilateral symmetry
having identical sides or parts on each side of an axis; symmetrical
(sociol) relating to descent through both maternal and paternal lineage Compare unilateral (sense 5)
(Brit) relating to an education that combines academic and technical courses
a bilateral meeting
n.
adj.

bilateralism [(beye-lat-uhr-uh-liz-uhm)]

bilateralism [(beye-lat-uhr-uh-liz-uhm)]

Note: Bilateral agreements often create special terms for specific goods traded between two countries.

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