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English definition of “side”

side

noun [C]     /saɪd/
one of the two or more people or groups who are arguing , discussing , or negotiating something: Despite the difficulties , the two sides say the direct talks were helpful .the other/opposite side The other side has legitimate concerns as well.on both sides of sth Activists on both sides of the gun control issue called the judge's decision important .
the ideas or opinions of one of the people or groups in an argument , discussion , or negotiation : sb's side of sth We want the public to hear our side of the story .
a particular part of a job , system , business , etc.: Legal requirements are one side of his new role .the business/commercial/creative side of sth I took the job because I wanted to explore the business side of radio .
take sb's side to decide whose opinion or belief you support in an argument : take sb's side on sth Most Democrats have taken the union's side on this issue .
→ See also demand side noun, safe adjective, supply side adjective
(Definition of side noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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