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1. Having many sides.
2. Involving more than two nations or parties: multilateral trade agreements.

mul′ti·lat′er·al·ism n.
mul′ti·lat′er·al·ist n.
mul′ti·lat′er·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.multilaterally - in a multilateral manner;so as to affect many parties or governments; "they worked out an agreement unilaterally"
one-sidedly, unilaterally - in a unilateral manner; by means of one part or party; "they worked out an agreement unilaterally"
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