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Meaning of “multilateral” in the English Dictionary

"multilateral" in British English

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multilateraladjective

uk   /ˌmʌl.tiˈlæt.ər.əl/  us   /-t̬iˈlæt̬.ɚ-/
involving more than two ​groups or ​countries: Seven ​countries are taking ​part in the multilateral ​talks.
multilaterally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of multilateral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"multilateral" in American English

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multilateraladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌmʌl·tiˈlæt̬·ər·əl, ˌmʌl·tɑɪ-/
involving more than two ​groups or ​countries: a multilateral ​tradeagreement
(Definition of multilateral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"multilateral" in Business English

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multilateraladjective

uk   us   /ˌmʌltiˈlætərəl/
involving or affecting several different countries, ​organizations, etc.: Attempts to ​reach a comprehensive multilateral ​agreement with ​bindingrules have thus far not been ​successful. The next round of multilateral ​negotiations will commence next month. Australia remains ​stronglycommitted to the multilateral ​tradingsystem.
multilaterally
adverb /ˌmʌltiˈlætərəli/
Trading ​policies of ​individual WTO ​members are ​examined multilaterally by ​turn, and in depth.
(Definition of multilateral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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