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Unilaterially vs. Unilaterally: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sara Rehman || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 8, 2023
"Unilaterially" is incorrectly spelled. The correct spelling is "unilaterally," meaning done or undertaken by one side independently of others.

Which is correct: Unilaterially or Unilaterally

How to spell Unilaterally?

Unilaterially is Incorrect

Unilaterally is Correct

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Key Differences

Associate "unilaterally" with "uni-" for "one" and "lateral" for "side."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 08, 2023
Remember "uni" (one) + "lateral" (side) + "ly" (manner) forms "unilaterally."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 08, 2023
Think of "uni" as in "unicycle," which has one wheel, relating to one-sided actions.
Sara Rehman
Dec 08, 2023
Note that "unilateral" is the base word for "unilaterally," emphasizing the "later" part.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023
Use the mnemonic i.e. "One side only, that's unilaterally."
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023
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Unilaterially and Unilaterally Definitions

Unilaterially

Unilaterially is an incorrect spelling of unilaterally.
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Nov 24, 2023

Unilaterally

Independently decided or carried out by one entity.
The company unilaterally changed its policies.
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Nov 24, 2023

Unilaterally

Pertaining to actions done by one country without others' consent.
The nation unilaterally withdrew from the treaty.
Harlon Moss
Nov 24, 2023

Unilaterally

Acting or occurring on one side alone.
She unilaterally decided to move out of the city.
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Nov 24, 2023

Unilaterally

Involving only one side or group.
He unilaterally decided to terminate the contract.
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Nov 24, 2023

Unilaterally

Done by one party without the agreement of others.
The government unilaterally imposed new trade sanctions.
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Nov 24, 2023

Unilaterally

Of, on, relating to, involving, or affecting only one side
"a unilateral advantage in defense" (New Republic).
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

Performed or undertaken by only one side
Unilateral disarmament.
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

Obligating only one of two or more parties, nations, or persons, as a contract or an agreement.
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

Emphasizing or recognizing only one side of a subject.
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

Having only one side.
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

Tracing the lineage of one parent only
A unilateral genealogy.
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

(Botany) Having leaves, flowers, or other parts on one side only.
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

In a unilateral or one-sided way.
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Nov 23, 2023

Unilaterally

In a unilateral manner;
They worked out an agreement unilaterally
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Nov 23, 2023

FAQs

Which vowel is used before unilaterally?

Typically, "an" is used before "unilaterally."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023

What is the verb form of unilaterally?

The verb form would be "act unilaterally."
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Dec 08, 2023

What is the pronunciation of unilaterally?

Unilaterally is pronounced as /ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəli/.
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Dec 08, 2023

What is the plural form of unilaterally?

As an adverb, "unilaterally" does not have a plural form.
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Dec 08, 2023

What is the root word of unilaterally?

The root word is "unilateral."
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023

Why is it called unilaterally?

It's called "unilaterally" from Latin roots: "uni-" meaning one and "lateral" meaning side.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 08, 2023

Which conjunction is used with unilaterally?

Conjunctions like "and," "but," or "or" can be used with "unilaterally."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023

Is unilaterally a noun or adjective?

"Unilaterally" is an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023

What is the third form of unilaterally?

It does not have a third form.
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023

Which preposition is used with unilaterally?

Prepositions like "by" or "from" are used with "unilaterally."
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

Is unilaterally an abstract noun?

"Unilaterally" is an adverb, not a noun.
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Dec 08, 2023

Is unilaterally a negative or positive word?

"Unilaterally" is neutral, but context can give it a positive or negative connotation.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in unilaterally?

The stressed syllable in "unilaterally" is "lat": u-ni-LAT-er-al-ly.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

What is another term for unilaterally?

Another term could be "solo" or "independently."
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023

What is the singular form of unilaterally?

"Unilaterally" is an adverb and does not have a singular form.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 08, 2023

Is unilaterally a collective noun?

No, it is not a collective noun.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023

What part of speech is unilaterally?

"Unilaterally" is an adverb.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

Which determiner is used with unilaterally?

Determiners are not typically used with "unilaterally."
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023

What is the second form of unilaterally?

It does not have a second form.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

Which article is used with unilaterally?

Articles are not typically used directly with "unilaterally."
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

Is unilaterally a vowel or consonant?

"Unilaterally" is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023

Is unilaterally a countable noun?

"Unilaterally" is an adverb, not a countable noun.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

Is the unilaterally term a metaphor?

"Unilaterally" can be used metaphorically, but it is primarily a literal term.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

Is unilaterally an adverb?

Yes, "unilaterally" is an adverb.
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Dec 08, 2023

Is the word unilaterally imperative?

"Unilaterally" can be used in imperative sentences but is not imperative itself.
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Dec 08, 2023

How many syllables are in unilaterally?

"Unilaterally" has five syllables.
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023

What is the opposite of unilaterally?

The opposite could be "jointly" or "bilaterally."
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Dec 08, 2023

What is the first form of unilaterally?

As an adverb, "unilaterally" does not have different forms.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

How is unilaterally used in a sentence?

"The CEO unilaterally decided to shift the company's focus to renewable energy."
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Dec 08, 2023

How do we divide unilaterally into syllables?

"Unilaterally" is divided as U-ni-lat-er-al-ly.
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Dec 08, 2023
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