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UNILATERAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unilateral mean? 

UNILATERAL (adjective)
  The adjective UNILATERAL has 2 senses:

1. involving only one part or side
2. tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only

  Familiarity information: UNILATERAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNILATERAL (adjective)


Sense 1unilateral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving only one part or side

Synonyms:

unilateral; one-sided

Context examples:

unilateral paralysis / a unilateral decision

Similar:

one-party (determined by a single party)

Antonym:

multilateral (having many parts or sides)


Sense 2unilateral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only

Synonyms:

unilateralist; unilateral

Similar:

direct; lineal (in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child)


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