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tri·lat·er·al

 (trī-lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
Having or involving three sides, countries, or parties.

[From Latin trilaterus : tri-, tri- + latus, later-, side.]

tri·lat′er·al·ly adv.

trilateral

(traɪˈlætərəl)
adj
having three sides
triˈlaterally adv

tri•lat•er•al

(traɪˈlæt ər əl)

adj.
having three sides.
[1650–60; < Latin trilater(us) three-sided + -al1. See tri-, lateral]
tri•lat′er•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trilateral - a three-sided polygontrilateral - a three-sided polygon    
polygon, polygonal shape - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
acute triangle, acute-angled triangle - a triangle whose interior angles are all acute
equiangular triangle, equilateral triangle - a three-sided regular polygon
isosceles triangle - a triangle with two equal sides
oblique triangle - a triangle that contains no right angle
obtuse triangle, obtuse-angled triangle - a triangle that contains an obtuse interior angle
right triangle, right-angled triangle - a triangle with one right angle
scalene triangle - a triangle with no two sides of equal length
cuneus, wedge, wedge shape - any shape that is triangular in cross section
Adj.1.trilateral - involving three parties; "trilateral talks"
reciprocal, mutual - concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
2.trilateral - having three sidestrilateral - having three sides; "a trilateral figure"
many-sided, multilateral - having many parts or sides
Translations

trilateral

[ˈtraɪˈlætərəl] ADJtrilátero

trilateral

adjdreiseitig; conference, agreement alsotrilateral

trilateral

[ˌtraɪˈlætrl] adjtrilaterale
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