Definition of unilateral in English:

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unilateral

Pronunciation: /juːnɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)l/

adjective

1(Of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a situation, without the agreement of another or the others: unilateral nuclear disarmament
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  • Workers on both the admin and examining side of the department were angry about this unilateral decision without consultation.
  • Well, that's a unilateral decision as to how the Geneva Conventions are going to be interpreted.
  • Divorce can be by mutual consent or at the initiative of the wife and by the unilateral decision of the husband.
2Relating to or affecting only one side of an organ, the body, or another structure: unilateral cerebral lesions
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  • This item is aimed at examining the patient for evidence of a unilateral cerebellar lesion.
  • Temporal bone fractures can cause unilateral sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.
  • Medical opinion on the effects of unilateral cryptorchidism has changed.

Words that rhyme with unilateral

bilateral, collateral, equilateral, lateral, multilateral, quadrilateral, trilateral

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