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- n. Having a matching arrangement on each of two sides.
- n. The policy of having bilateral agreements between two countries (as opposed to unilateralism and multilateralism).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being bilateral; bilateral symmetry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane
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There is ample evidence to support this hypothesis, including recent genomic discoveries concerning the evolution of fundamental structures including bilateralism which is now know to precede the Precambrian.
It is that bilateralism which is beginning to polarise South Africa.
China's mind-boggling rise to a world diplomatic and economic superpower has created a 21st century that will be defined by bilateralism between the United States and China.
But Japan's new orientation toward bilateralism signals an increasingly activist foreign policy, particularly in the case of North Korea, where it must believe it has little to lose by attempting to influence the resumption and outcome of Six Party talks.
Donors need to stop the rampant bilateralism‟ and the often-contradictory policies and priorities that plague the IHRC.
The British reportedly are supplying the special forces working with the CIA, an exercise in bilateralism that may have limitations.
Sadly, it will probably be a return to military bilateralism, as the US forsakes real business inside formal alliances.
It also blamed the sometimes unnecessary inclusion of Mexico from preventing more meaningful Canada-U.S. bilateralism.
Some would like to see more focus placed on Canada-U.S. bilateralism while others believe that trilateralism should always be the way to go.
The report called for Canada to pursue a NAFTA policy of trilateralism when necessary, but on certain matters, Canada-U.S. bilateralism should be the priority.