[muhl-ti-lat-er-uh l] /ˌmʌl tɪˈlæt ər əl/
having several or many sides; many-sided.
participated in by more than two nations, parties, etc.; multipartite:
multilateral agreements on disarmament.
of or involving more than two nations or parties: a multilateral pact
having many sides
1928, from multilateral + -ism.
also 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.
Trade or diplomatic negotiations among several nations. (See diplomacy and recognition; compare bilateralism and unilateralism.)
[muhl-ti-lat-er-uh-lahyz] /ˌmʌl tɪˈlæt ər əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), multilateralized, multilateralizing. 1. to open to participation by several nations, organizations, etc.: to multilateralize trade agreements.
[adjective muhl-tee-ley-er, muhl-tahy-; noun muhl-ti-ley-er] /adjective ˌmʌl tiˈleɪ ər, ˌmʌl taɪ-; noun ˈmʌl tɪˌleɪ ər/ adjective 1. . noun 2. Physical Chemistry. a film consisting of two or more monolayers of different substances. adj. also multi-layer, 1923, from multi- + layer (n.).
- Multilayer perceptron
A network composed of more than one layer of neurons, with some or all of the outputs of each layer connected to one or more of the inputs of another layer. The first layer is called the input layer, the last one is the output layer, and in between there may be one or more […]
[muhl-tee-ley-erd, muhl-tahy-, muhl-tee-ley-erd, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈleɪ ərd, ˌmʌl taɪ-, ˈmʌl tiˌleɪ ərd, ˈmʌl taɪ-/ adjective 1. having two or more . 2. offering several viewpoints, solutions, degrees of complexity, etc.: the multilayered problem of urban development.