Bilateral meaning

bī-lăt'ər-əl
Having or formed of two sides; two-sided.
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The definition of bilateral is having or affecting two sides.

An example of bilateral used as an adjective is in the phrase a "bilateral promise" which means a promise that affects two parties.

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Affecting or undertaken by two sides equally; binding on both parties.

A bilateral agreement; bilateral negotiations.

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Relating to the right and left sides of the body or of a body structure.
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Having or marked by bilateral symmetry.
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Of, having, or involving two sides, halves, factions, etc.
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Having terms affecting both sides reciprocally.

A bilateral pact.

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Arranged symmetrically on opposite sides of an axis.
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Having or formed of two sides; two-sided.
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Relating to both the right and the left side of the body or of a body structure.

Bilateral mastectomy.

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Having or marked by bilateral symmetry.
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Having two sides.
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Involving both sides equally.
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(of an agreement) Binding on both of the two parties involved.
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Having bilateral symmetry.
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(anthropology) Involving descent or ascent regardless of sex and side of the family.
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Origin of bilateral

  • From bi- +‎ lateral.
    From Wiktionary