See also: bilatéral

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From bi- +‎ lateral.

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bilateral (comparative more bilateral, superlative most bilateral)

  1. Having two sides.
    • 1989 June 21 [1989 June 20], “El Salvador's Vice President Visits Taiwan”, in Daily Report: China[1], numbers 81-118, Foreign Broadcast Information Service, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 81, column 2:
      General Wego W.K. Chiang, secretary general of the National Security Council, said that the visit of El Salvador Vice President Merino to Taipei on behalf of President Alfredo Cristiani was in response to an invitation of the ROC [Republic of China] Government which hopes to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
  2. Involving both sides equally.
  3. (of an agreement) Binding on both of the two parties involved.
  4. Having bilateral symmetry.
  5. (anthropology) Involving descent or ascent regardless of sex and side of the family.

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bilateral (plural bilaterals)

  1. A meeting between two people or groups.

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Catalan

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From bi- +‎ lateral.

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bilateral m or f (masculine and feminine plural bilaterals)

  1. bilateral

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Galician

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From bi- +‎ lateral.

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bilateral m or f (plural bilaterais)

  1. bilateral

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German

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bi- +‎ lateral

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bilateral (strong nominative masculine singular bilateraler, not comparable)

  1. bilateral

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  • bilateral” in Duden online
  • bilateral” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Indonesian

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Internationalism, affixed lateral +‎ bi-, borrowed from Dutch bilateraal.

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  • IPA(key): /bi.la.tə.ˈral/
  • Rhymes: -ral
  • Hyphenation: bi‧la‧tê‧ral

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bilatêral

  1. bilateral

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Interlingua

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bilateral (not comparable)

  1. bilateral

Luxembourgish

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bilateral (masculine bilateralen, neuter bilateraalt, not comparable)

  1. bilateral

Norwegian Bokmål

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From bi- +‎ lateral, from Latin lateralis, compare with Latin bilateralis.

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bilateral (masculine and feminine bilateral, neuter bilateralt, definite singular and plural bilaterale)

  1. bilateral

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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From bi- +‎ lateral, from Latin lateralis.

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bilateral (neuter bilateralt, definite singular and plural bilaterale)

  1. bilateral

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Portuguese

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From bi- +‎ lateral.

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  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /bi.lɐ.tɨˈɾal/ [bi.lɐ.tɨˈɾaɫ]
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /bi.lɐ.tɨˈɾa.li/

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: bi‧la‧te‧ral

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bilateral m or f (plural bilaterais)

  1. bilateral

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Romanian

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Borrowed from French bilatéral. By surface analysis, bi- +‎ lateral.

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bilateral m or n (feminine singular bilaterală, masculine plural bilaterali, feminine and neuter plural bilaterale)

  1. two-way

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Spanish

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From bi- +‎ lateral.

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  • IPA(key): /bilateˈɾal/ [bi.la.t̪eˈɾal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: bi‧la‧te‧ral

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bilateral m or f (masculine and feminine plural bilaterales)

  1. bilateral

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bilateral (not comparable)

  1. bilateral

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Inflection of bilateral
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bilateral
Neuter singular bilateralt
Plural bilaterala
Masculine plural3 bilaterale
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 bilaterale
All bilaterala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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