Definition of unilateralism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞onəˈladərəˌlizəm/
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞onəˈlatrəˌlizəm/


1The process of acting, reaching a decision, or espousing a principle unilaterally.
Example sentences
  • The Republican Party has tended strongly to espouse unilateralism in recent years, notably in military and regional policy issue areas.
  • He thinks of Europe as being a brake on the ideology of economic unilateralism which is capitalist, conservative and reactionary.
  • Europe has the chance of being a barrier against the pensée unique of economic unilateralism: capitalist, conservative, reactionary.
1.1The pursuit of or belief in unilateral nuclear disarmament: the party’s commitment to unilateralism

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Syllabification: u·ni·lat·er·al·ism

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