the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane
Derivationally related forms: ↑bilateral (for: ↑bilaterality)
Hypernyms: ↑symmetry, ↑symmetricalness, ↑correspondence, ↑balance

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\\-əˌlizəm\ noun (-s)
1. : the state of being bilateral; especially : bilateral symmetry
2. : the practice of advancing trade between two countries by concluding agreements governing such factors as the volume and composition of trade, the price of commodities, and the settling of accounts — contrasted with multilateralism

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bilatˈeralism noun
1. Two-sidedness
2. Equality in value of trade between two countries
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Main Entry:bilateral

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