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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

(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.

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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u·ni·lat·e·ral

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

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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Unilateralism occurred in 29 (24.4%) subjects as compared to bilateralism which occurred in 90 (75.6%) subjects.
Now the Obama Administration wants to use the veto again, with the moral justification that unilateralism is misguided.
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.
In this collection of 11 interdisciplinary articles, contributors from both sides of the Atlantic weigh in on the policy of unilateralism, the rise and future of American neoconservativism, the new anti-Americanism to be found in European discontent, and the question of whether US policy is merely contested or entirely rejected in Europe.
FISA required that all electronic surveillance be conducted under authority of a statute, clearly rejecting executive unilateralism. It also fashioned a carefully tailored judicial process for search warrants in cases involving foreign intelligence surveillance.
Many putatively are aghast at the introduction of preemptive/preventive war into the National Security Strategy adopted in September 2002 and the apparent shift to a harsh hegemonic unilateralism.
This framework--preemption, unilateralism, and hegemony--persists today.
Rice indicates a shift away from unilateralism and toward international coordination.
But he also urged US president George Bush's administration to reach out to the international community and eschew unilateralism as it pursues its goals.
I have no sympathy for unilateralism for its own sake.
What is the future of America's on-again, off-again flirtation with unilateralism? After all, inquiring voters will want to know.

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