Definition of Bilateralism

1. Noun. The property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane.

Exact synonyms: Bilateral Symmetry, Bilaterality
Generic synonyms: Balance, Correspondence, Symmetricalness, Symmetry
Derivative terms: Bilateral

Definition of Bilateralism

1. Noun. Having a matching arrangement on each of two sides. ¹

2. Noun. The policy of having bilateral agreements between two countries (as opposed to unilateralism and multilateralism). ¹

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Definition of Bilateralism

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Medical Definition of Bilateralism

1. A condition in which the two sides are symmetrical. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bilateralism

bilateral contract
bilateral descents
bilateral gill trama
bilateral hermaphroditism
bilateral hydronephrosis
bilateral large kidneys
bilateral left-sidedness
bilateral mastectomy
bilateral medial orbital ecchymoses
bilateral pleurisy
bilateral symmetry
bilateral synchrony
bilateralism (current term)
bilaterally symmetric
bilaterally symmetrical

Literary usage of Bilateralism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Public Participation in Democratic Governance in South Africa by Gregory F. Houston, Richard Humphries, Ian Liebenberg (2001)
""National Economic Forum", bilateralism Review, 1(1), 1992:17. One of the main demands of the African National Congress in the political negotiations at the ..."

2. Managing the World Economy: The Consequences of Corporate Alliances by Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan David Aronson (1993)
"William Diebold, Jr., notes the big differences between bilateralism today ... in William Diebold,Jr., ed, bilateralism, Multilateralism and Canada in US ..."

3. The Breast: its anomalies, its diseases, and their treatment by John Blair Deaver, Joseph McFarland, Leon Herman (1917)
"bilateralism is not uncommonly met with but in the great majority of instances the process in one breast is secondary to a primary nodule in its fellow of ..."

4. Alliance Adrift by Yoichi Funabashi (1999)
"The most typical argument was that "bilateralism is a product of the Cold War; this is the age of multilateralism." China had been secretly lobbying ASEAN ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1896)
"In other words, the animal type has shown a cephalic, or head-forming, evolution in consequence -of the bilateralism of structure. The individual bus become ..."

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