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"unilateral" in British English

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unilateraladjective

uk   /ˌjuː.nɪˈlæt.ər.əl/  us   /-ˈlæt̬.ɚ-/
involving only one ​group or ​country: The ​partyleader has ​actuallydeclared her ​support for unilateral ​nuclear disarmament (= giving up her country's ​nuclearweapons without first ​waiting for other ​countries to do the same).
unilateralism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
unilateralist
noun [C] uk   us   /-ɪst/
unilaterally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
The ​law is ​part of a ​disturbingtrend to ​act unilaterally without ​regard to the ​legitimateinterests of ​others.
(Definition of unilateral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unilateral" in American English

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unilateraladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌjun·əlˈæt̬·ər·əl/
done ​independently by one ​group or ​country: a unilateral ​action
unilaterally
adverb  us   /ˌjun·əlˈæt̬·ər·ə·li/
The ​law is ​part of a ​disturbingtrend to ​act unilaterally without ​regard to the ​legitimateinterests of ​others.
(Definition of unilateral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unilateral" in Business English

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unilateraladjective

uk   us   /ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl/
done by only one of the ​groups, ​organizations, or countries involved in an ​activity or ​process: More than 70 ​developing countries have ​undertaken unilateral ​tradeliberalizationinitiatives during the last 20 ​years. Opponents of the ​government have criticized the president's unilateral ​approach and believe broader ​internationalalliances are ​required. unilateral ​actions/decisions/​concessions
unilaterally
adverb
decisions taken unilaterally
(Definition of unilateral from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unilateral”
in Spanish unilateral…
in Vietnamese đơn phương…
in Malaysian sebelah pihak…
in Thai แต่เพียงฝ่ายเดียว…
in Chinese (Simplified) 单边的, 单方的…
in Turkish tek yanlı, tek taraflı…
in Russian односторонний…
in Indonesian sepihak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 單邊的, 單方的…
in Polish jednostronny…
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