Pronunciation: (bī-lat'ur-ul), [key]
1. pertaining to, involving, or affecting two or both sides, factions, parties, or the like: a bilateral agreement; bilateral sponsorship.
2. located on opposite sides of an axis; two-sided, esp. when of equal size, value, etc.
3. Biol.pertaining to the right and left sides of a structure, plane, etc.
4. Chiefly Law.(of a contract) binding the parties to reciprocal obligations.
5. through both parents equally: bilateral affiliation. Cf. unilateral (def. 7).

Informal.a bilateral agreement, esp. regarding international trade.

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bilabiatebilateral symmetry
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