Unilateral definitions

yo͝o'nə-lăt'ər-əl
Of, on, relating to, involving, or affecting only one side.
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Performed or undertaken by only one side.

Unilateral disarmament.

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Obligating only one of two or more parties, nations, or persons, as a contract or an agreement.
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Emphasizing or recognizing only one side of a subject.
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Having only one side.
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Tracing the lineage of one parent only.

A unilateral genealogy.

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Of, occurring on, or affecting one side only.
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Having leaves, flowers, or other parts on one side only.
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Involving or obligating one only of several persons or parties; done or undertaken by one only; not reciprocal.

A unilateral contract.

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Taking into account one side only of a matter; one-sided.
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Turned to one side.
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Arranged or produced on one side of an axis.
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The definition of unilateral is something that is done only by one person, that affects only one person, or that is decided only by one person.

An example of something that would be described as unilateral is a decision made by one person in a group without consulting any of the others.

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On, having, or confined to only one side.
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Literally, one-sided; relating to only one of two or more people or things.
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Done by one side only.
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Affecting only one side of the body.
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Binding or affecting one party only.
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Origin of unilateral

A modern creation (c. 1802), from New Latin unilateralis (“one-sidely, one-sided"), from unus (“one") + lateralis (“sided, lateral").