What does unilateral mean?

Definitions for unilateralˌyu nəˈlæt ər əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unilateral, one-sided(adj)

    involving only one part or side

    "unilateral paralysis"; "a unilateral decision"

  2. unilateral(adj)

    tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only


  1. unilateral(Adjective)

    done by one side only

  2. unilateral(Adjective)

    affecting only one side of the body

  3. unilateral(Adjective)

    binding or affecting one party only

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unilateral(adj)

    being on one side only; affecting but one side; one-sided

  2. Unilateral(adj)

    pertaining to one side; one-sided; as, a unilateral raceme, in which the flowers grow only on one side of a common axis, or are all turned to one side

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unilateral

    ū-ni-lat′e-ral, adj. one-sided.—n. Unilateral′ity.—adv. Unilat′erally.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unilateral in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unilateral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We will not accept attempts to dictate unilateral, time-bound moves to us, i will say these things in the clearest manner. Even if there are dictates, we will stand up to them firmly.

  2. Yannis Mouzalas:

    Many discuss how to handle a humanitarian crisis in Greece, which they themselves are trying to create, greece will not accept unilateral moves. Unilateral moves can also be made by Greece.

  3. Stephen Harper:

    We want to see oil and gas regulations on a continental basis given the integrated nature of this industry, with the current conditions in the oil and gas sector, this government will not consider unilateral regulation.

  4. Philippine Defense Minister Voltaire Gazmin:

    The US expressed alarm on unilateral activities that are inconsistent with international law, unilateral actions escalate tensions which may lead to actual conflict. Actions that could lead to accidents and untoward incidents due to miscalculations should be avoided.

  5. The Russian Foreign Ministry:

    Introducing new unilateral sanctions against the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sebastopol by the USA and European Union is a direct evidence that the West has acknowledged that the decision by the Crimeans to rejoin Russia was unanimous and voluntary, that's why they chose the 'punishment' to be collective.

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