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unilateral

Line breaks: uni|lat¦eral
Pronunciation: /juːnɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)l
 
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Definition of unilateral in English:

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
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

unilaterally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • And if we unilaterally deploy that system, we could very well be at a greater danger.
  • It is much more willing to contemplate the use of force in human affairs, even unilaterally, and much more wary of treaties than its allies.
  • The plan makes it clear the US is ready to act unilaterally, without any outside assistance, to achieve its objective.

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