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multilateral

adjective
 
 
/ˌmʌltiˈlætərəl/
involving or affecting several different countries, organizations, etc.: Attempts to reach a comprehensive multilateral agreement with binding rules have thus far not been successful. The next round of multilateral negotiations will commence next month. Australia remains strongly committed to the multilateral trading system. → Compare bilateral, unilateral
multilaterally /ˌmʌltiˈlætərəli/ adverb
(Definition of multilateral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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