from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having many sides.
- adj. Involving more than two nations or parties: multilateral trade agreements.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having many sides or points of view.
- adj. Involving more than one party (often used in politics to refer to negotiations, talks, or proceedings involving several nations).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having many sides; many-sided.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In mathematics, having more lines or sides than one.
- Hence Generally, many-sided.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having many parts or sides
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Annan used the word multilateral nine times before mentioning Iraq.
Pacific, didn't pay enough attention to the United Nations and the other what we call multilateral forums where we all get together as nations.
For us, coming down to Seattle, we came down with a slogan of fighting the Global Free Logging Agreement, which is what we call the multilateral impediment on investments that was a key component of the WTO.
- Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
Rather than be seen as lecturing China on its exchange rate, the United States should be doing even more to push its European allies to allow a larger Chinese voice in multilateral forums.
In any case, we do not live in multilateral, international deal-making times.
However, the policy explicitly includes a commitment to renew U.S. leadership within multilateral development organizations, and widespread multilateral engagement can provide a balance to more narrowly selective and focused bilateral efforts.
Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
With our new defence policy statement Canada remains as committed as ever to working with our allies and partners in multilateral institutions such as the United Nations and NATO.
She felt that the administration was hurting itself by insisting on participating only in multilateral talks, as opposed to direct negotiations with North Korea.