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adjective     /ˌjuː.nɪˈlæt.ər.əl/ US  /-ˈlæt̬.ɚ-/
involving only one group or country: The party leader has actually declared her support for unilateral nuclear disarmament (= giving up her country's nuclear weapons without first waiting for other countries to do the same). → Compare bilateral, multilateralSingle, double and multiple unilateralism     /-ɪ.zəm/ noun [U] Politics unilateralist     /-ɪst/ noun [C] Politics unilaterally     /-i/ adverb Single, double and multiple
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