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trilateral

[trahy-lat-er-uh l] /traɪˈlæt ər əl/
adjective
1.
having three sides.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin trilater(us) three-sided + -al1. See tri-, lateral
Related forms
trilaterality, noun
trilaterally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for trilateral

trilateral

/traɪˈlætərəl/
adjective
1.
having three sides
Derived Forms
trilaterally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for trilateral
adj.

1650s, from Latin trilaterus "three-sided;" see tri- + lateral. The Trilateral Commission (representing Japan, the U.S., and Europe) was founded 1973.

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