Definition of “multilateral” - English Dictionary

“multilateral” in British English

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multilateraladjective

uk /ˌmʌl.tiˈlæt.ər.əl/ us /ˌmʌl.tiˈlæt̬.ɚ.əl/
multilaterally
adverb uk /ˌmʌl.tiˈlæt.ər.əl.i/ us /ˌmʌl.tiˈlæt̬.ɚ.əl.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 trade agreement

(Definition of “multilateral” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“multilateral” in Business English

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multilateraladjective

uk /ˌmʌltiˈlætərəl/ us

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.
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)