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trilateral

Line breaks: tri|lat¦eral
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)l
 
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Definition of trilateral in English:

adjective

1Shared by or involving three parties: trilateral negotiations
More example sentences
  • The latter two demand a trilateral agreement over the share of the waters, and, indeed, representatives of the three countries have met several times for this purpose.
  • The commitments of Labour and Social Policy Ministry under this agreement include that it motion amendments to labour legislation after trilateral negotiations.
  • This led to President Jimmy Carter's invitation to President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin to join him in trilateral negotiations at Camp David.
2 Geometry Of or having three sides.
Example sentences
  • Of trilateral figures, an equilateral triangle is that which has its three sides equal, an isosceles triangle, that which has two of its sides equal, and a scalene triangle, that which has its three sides unequal.
  • Yet the trilateral filter requires only one user-set parameter.

noun

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A triangle.
Example sentences
  • Let two arcs be drawn from the vertex of a trilateral to points on the base.
  • By the pivoting of the deformable quadrilaterals, the trilaterals are raised and maintain the uprights.

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