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Definition of "bilateral" []

  • Having or formed of two sides; two-sided. (adjective)
  • Affecting or undertaken by two sides equally; binding on both parties: a bilateral agreement; bilateral negotiations. (adjective)
  • Relating to the right and left sides of the body or of a body structure. (adjective)
  • Having or marked by bilateral symmetry. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bilateral" in a sentence
  • "The term "bilateral investment treaty" was brought up, but that's not exactly it."
  • "But this supposition is not true, unless we use the term bilateral contract in its widest sense; but this would be a question about the meaning of words, and would not touch the point at issue."
  • "The United States, however, has shown no enthusiasm for getting involved in what it calls a bilateral issue for Pakistan and India."