What does multilateral mean?

Definitions for multilateralˌmʌl tɪˈlæt ər əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word multilateral.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. multilateral, many-sided(adj)

    having many parts or sides


  1. multilateral(Adjective)

    Having many sides or points of view.

  2. multilateral(Adjective)

    Involving more than one party (often used in politics to refer to negotiations, talks, or proceedings involving several nations).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multilateral(adj)

    having many sides; many-sided

  2. Origin: [Multi- + lateral.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Multilateral

    mul-ti-lat′ėr-al, adj. having many sides.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of multilateral in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of multilateral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Williams:

    You are seeing in exercises ... a shift from strictly bilateral engagement to multilateral, which is why you see the Japanese here today.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    We're united in our will to strengthen multilateral relations at the G20 summit, that we need an open society, especially open trade flows.

  3. John Kirby:

    They focused on their shared pursuit of options to achieve ?a political transition and discussed the potential for future multilateral meetings on the topic.

  4. Susan Rice:

    We will work with our international partners to sideline those who stand in the way of peace, drawing upon the full range of our multilateral and bilateral tools.

  5. Zhang Gaoli:

    AIIB should learn from the successful experience of other multilateral agencies and forge close partnership with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other institutions.

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