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unilateral

 [u″nĭ-lat´er-al]
affecting only one side.

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl),
Confined to one side only.

unilateral

/uni·lat·er·al/ (-lat´er-al) affecting only one side.

unilateral

(yo͞o′nə-lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Of, on, relating to, involving, or affecting only one side: "a unilateral advantage in defense" (New Republic).
2. Performed or undertaken by only one side: unilateral disarmament.
3. Obligating only one of two or more parties, nations, or persons, as a contract or an agreement.
4. Emphasizing or recognizing only one side of a subject.
5. Having only one side.
6. Tracing the lineage of one parent only: a unilateral genealogy.
7. Botany Having leaves, flowers, or other parts on one side only.

u′ni·lat′er·al·ly adv.

unilateral

[-lat′ərəl]
Etymology: L, unus, one, latus, side
involving only one side.

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl)
Confined to one side only.

unilateral

On or affecting one side only. One-sided. From Latin unus , one and latus , a side or flank.

Unilateral

Affecting only one side.
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unilateral

confined within/affecting one side only

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl)
Confined to one side only.

unilateral,

adj one-sided.

Patient discussion about unilateral

Q. after dinner my daughters jaw swelled up on one side and hurts her, so does her neck on that side. What does this mean? she is 9, no fever or any other ill effects, just the pain

A. weird. swelled up fast? does she have problem breathing? if so- it could be an allergic reaction. if she has problems breathing - GO NOW TO AN ER!!!
if it took a little bit - could be food that got stuck in her gums really hard causing an edema.
if it was slow (over night) could be an abscess in her tooth (a tooth decay that penetrated to the dental pulp).
any way i would go check it out.

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It goes without saying that Obama reduced the ramifications of Bush's unilateralism after it produced rivalries that reached the point of hostility with some of America's western allies at one point.
Warber then lists a number of assumptions that describe how unilateralism benefits from the rational actor approach.
FISA required that all electronic surveillance be conducted under authority of a statute, clearly rejecting executive unilateralism.
It will certainly agitate Pyongyang, which has apparently been worried about Bush shifting his hard-line unilateralism to Asia after the Iraq war.
Alan Oxley - author of European Unilateralism - is available for interview.
And spare us the usual lectures about American unilateralism.
This book tackles these questions and argues that the emergence of a social democratic administration in Eurasia is a feasible alternative to American unilateralism.
In the 24 months of the Bush administration, America's foreign policy has become confused and incoherent because of a new and indefensible unilateralism.
That is why the present raw streak of militarist and preemptive unilateralism pushed by important parts of the Washington establishment is going against the grain, and is ultimately bound to fail.
Unilateralism in and of itself isn't necessarily bad.
This is where American unilateralism is increasingly going to take us.
NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson warned European and Canadian allies yesterday that a failure to improve their ability to respond to military crises could push Washington towards unilateralism.

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