Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » B » Big Shellbark ... Bilaterality


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bilateral mean? 

BILATERAL (adjective)
  The adjective BILATERAL has 3 senses:

1. having identical parts on each side of an axis
2. affecting or undertaken by two parties
3. having two sides or parts

  Familiarity information: BILATERAL used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

BILATERAL (adjective)

Sense 1bilateral [BACK TO TOP]


Having identical parts on each side of an axis


bilateral; bilaterally symmetric; isobilateral; bilaterally symmetrical


symmetric; symmetrical (having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts)

Sense 2bilateral [BACK TO TOP]


Affecting or undertaken by two parties

Context example:

a bilateral agreement between the United States and Japan


mutual; reciprocal (concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return)

Sense 3bilateral [BACK TO TOP]


Having two sides or parts


two-sided; bilateral


many-sided; multilateral (having many parts or sides)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Keep a thing seven years and you will always find a use for it." (English proverb)

"He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone." (Native American proverb, Seneca)

"The envious person is a sad person." (Arabic proverb)

"You will get furthest with honesty." (Czech proverb)

 BILATERAL: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0363 seconds