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1. Of, on, relating to, involving, or affecting only one side: "a unilateral advantage in defense" (New Republic).
2. Performed or undertaken by only one side: unilateral disarmament.
3. Obligating only one of two or more parties, nations, or persons, as a contract or an agreement.
4. Emphasizing or recognizing only one side of a subject.
5. Having only one side.
6. Tracing the lineage of one parent only: a unilateral genealogy.
7. Botany Having leaves, flowers, or other parts on one side only.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. of, having, affecting, or occurring on only one side
2. involving or performed by only one party of several: unilateral disarmament.
3. (Law) law (of contracts, obligations, etc) made by, affecting, or binding one party only and not involving the other party in reciprocal obligations
4. (Botany) botany having or designating parts situated or turned to one side of an axis
5. (Sociology) sociol relating to or tracing the line of descent through ancestors of one sex only. Compare bilateral5
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting an (l) sound produced on one side of the tongue only
ˌuniˈlateralism, ˌuniˌlaterˈality n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
u•ni•lat•er•al(ˌyu nəˈlæt ər əl)
1. relating to, occurring on, or involving one side only.
2. undertaken or done by or on behalf of one side, party, or faction only; not mutual: unilateral disarmament.
3. having only one side or surface; without a reverse side or inside, as a Möbius strip.
4. Law. pertaining to a contract in which obligation rests on one party only.
5. Bot. having all the parts disposed on one side of an axis, as an inflorescence.
6. through forebears of one sex only, as through either the mother's or father's line. Compare bilateral (def. 5).
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|Adj.||1.||unilateral - involving only one part or side; "unilateral paralysis"; "a unilateral decision"|
|2.||unilateral - tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only|
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A. ADJ → unilateral
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
unilateral[ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl] adj → unilatéral(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
unilateral[ˌjuːnɪˈlæt/ər/əl] adj → unilaterale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. unilateral, rel. a un solo lado.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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