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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmultilateralmul‧ti‧lat‧e‧ral /ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl◂/ adjective  COUNTRY/NATIONinvolving several different countries or groupsbilateral, unilateral a multilateral arms treaty
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multilateralIn any case, future agree-ments on multilateral action will still be subject to top-level consensus.Furthermore they may be different ones from other bilateral or multilateral agencies, making a coordinated national conservation programme rather difficult.EU ministers proposed a multilateral agreement on arms control.This is particularly likely to apply to multilateral contracts; ie, where one party exercises powers over a number of others.It will bring together project leaders from the partner institutes to plan and co-ordinate the research and to develop the multilateral team.multilateral trade negotiationsWorse, in the short term, would be the economic dislocation caused by the retreat from today's multilateral trading system.These topics are typically the subject matter of multilateral treaties which define mutually accepted uniform standards.Where a multilateral treaty creates a right potentially for all non-parties, can that right be revoked without their consent?
From Longman Business Dictionarymultilateralmul‧ti‧lat‧e‧ral /ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl◂/ adjectiveECONOMICS involving several different countriesa multilateral trade agreementthe World Bank and other multilateral development banks compare bilateral, unilateralmultilaterally adverbConsultations took place both multilaterally and bilaterally.
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