What does unilateral mean?

Definitions for unilateralˌyu nəˈlæt ər əl

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

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. General John Nicholson:

    We possess the capabilities here if it were necessary to do a unilateral operation.

  2. The PKK:

    The unilateral halt to hostilities has come to an end with the AKP's war policy and the latest attacks.

  3. Chung Ki-sup:

    The unilateral change of labor rules is a problem, but that can be easily resolved when dialogue resumes.

  4. John Boehner:

    We've passed a bill to fund the department and stop the President's unilateral action with regard to immigration.

  5. Tim Clark:

    If you freeze, you restrict, you breach the Open Skies regime, that's a unilateral hostile act, you must cancel all anti-trust agreements immediately.

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