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multipolar

 [mul″tĭ-po´ler]
having more than two poles or processes.

mul·ti·po·lar

(mŭl'tē-pō'lăr),
Having more than two poles; denoting a nerve cell in which the branches project from several points.

mul·ti·po·lar

(mŭl'tē-pō'lăr)
Having more than two poles; denoting a nerve cell in which the branches project from several points.
Having more than two poles; denoting a nerve cell in which the branches project from several points.

multipolar

having more than two poles or processes.
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Some scholars, however, analyze tripolar systems as a distinct structure of multipolarity.
105 (1993) (arguing that polarity is more useful when combined with an analysis of concentration of power); Joanne Gowa, Bipolarity, Multipolarity, and Free Trade, 83 AM.
WHILL HIL AWAITING THE new multipolarity it is time for the rest of the world to get serious about America and the West, just as it is equally time for the West to get serious about the rest of the world.
The world's power centers are beginning to counterbalance each other, undermining hegemonic ambitions and heralding a creative instability based on genuine multipolarity, with people gaining greater freedom to define their fate in the global arena.
The subsections below provide initial analyses of the role of international law in (a) threat perception in the run-up to World Wars I and II in multipolar Europe, (b) the bipolar "balance of threat" during the Cold War, (c) security coordination successes and failures during unipolarity, and (d) threat perceptions during the return to multipolarity and the Chinese model of maximizing relative power while minimizing relative threat.
That faster recovery will contribute to the multipolarity of the global economy.
We share the view that the world is undergoing far-reaching, complex and profound changes, marked by the strengthening of multipolarity, economic globalization and increasing interdependence.
Thirdly, there is the paradigm I call bi- or multipolarity.
Both countries believe that multipolarity, or the dispersal of nodes of power, is the best guarantee for the security and prosperity of the world.
Qinglin affirmed that China remained an active force is boosting multipolarity and democratizing international relations, rejecting hegemony and policies of force in all forms, noting that China is prepared to exert efforts along with the world countries to boost inter-Southern cooperation and dialogue between the North and the South to make the global political and economic system more just and fair.
The classical understanding of multipolarity is inseparably linked with the idea of the need for a balance of power.
62) By consolidating the power of the core, and through a firm grip on foreign policy elites, Putin has entrenched a perception of the world as one of waning US dominance and growing multipolarity.