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It is vital that the World Bank Group continually challenges itself to refresh our development thinking. It is vital that a modernized multilateralism be open to new ideas.
Robert Zoellick

Meaning of "multilateralism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MULTILATERALISM

multilateralism  [ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəlˌɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MULTILATERALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Multilateralism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MULTILATERALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Multilateralism

In international relations, multilateralism is multiple countries working in concert on a given issue. Multilateralism was defined by Miles Kahler as “international governance of the ‘many,’” and its central principle was “opposition bilateral discriminatory arrangements that were believed to enhance the leverage of the powerful over the weak and to increase international conflict.” In 1990, Robert Keohane defined multilateralism as “the practice of coordinating national policies in groups of three or more states. Multilateralism, whether in the form of membership in an alliance or in international institutions, are necessary to bind the great power, discourage unilateralism, and give the small powers a voice and voting opportunities that they would not otherwise have. Especially, if control is sought by a small power over a great power, then the Lilliputian strategy of small countries achieving control by collectively binding the great power is likely to be most effective. Similarly, if control is sought by a great power over another great power, then multilateral controls may be most useful.

Definition of multilateralism in the English dictionary

The definition of multilateralism in the dictionary is the quality of being multilateral; the practice or principle of nations or parties trading or forming agreements on a multilateral basis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MULTILATERALISM


ableism
ˈeɪbəlˌɪzəm
chloralism
ˈklɔːrəlˌɪzəm
connubialism
kəˈnjuːbɪəlˌɪzəm
controversialism
ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃ əlˌɪzəm
ecumenicalism
ˌiːkjʊˈmenɪkəlˌɪzəm
elementalism
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntəlˌɪzəm
fallibilism
ˈfælɪbəlˌɪzəm
labialism
ˈleɪbɪəlˌɪzəm
mongrelism
ˈmʌŋɡrəlˌɪzəm
municipalism
mjuːˈnɪsɪpəlˌɪzəm
novelism
ˈnɒvəlˌɪzəm
officialism
əˈfɪʃəlˌɪzəm
oralism
ˈɔːrəlˌɪzəm
Pantagruelism
ˌpæntəˈɡruːəlˌɪzəm
pastoralism
ˈpɑːstərəlˌɪzəm
possibilism
ˈpɒsɪbəlˌɪzəm
scripturalism
ˈskrɪptʃərəlˌɪzəm
survivalism
səˈvaɪvəlˌɪzəm
theatricalism
θɪˈætrɪkəlˌɪzəm
ultraliberalism
ˌʌltrəˈlɪbərəlˌɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MULTILATERALISM

multilane
multilateral
multilateralist
multilaterally
multilayer
multilevel
multiline
multilineal
multilinear
multilingual
multilingualism
multilingually
multilinguist
multilobate
multilobe
multilobular
multilobulate
multilocational
multilocular
multiloculate

WORDS THAT END LIKE MULTILATERALISM

brutalism
capitalism
citizen journalism
colonialism
formalism
imperialism
individualism
journalism
liberalism
literalism
materialism
metabolism
minimalism
nationalism
Orientalism
photojournalism
professionalism
realism
socialism
surrealism
vandalism

Synonyms and antonyms of multilateralism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «multilateralism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MULTILATERALISM

Find out the translation of multilateralism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of multilateralism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «multilateralism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

的多边主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

multilateralismo
570 millions of speakers

English

multilateralism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहुपक्षवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التعددية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

многосторонность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

multilateralismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জোটবদ্ধতায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

multilatéralisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Multilateralisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Multilateralismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

多国間協調主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Multilateralisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đa phương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பன்முகச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बहुपार्श्ववाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

taraflılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

multilateralismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wielostronność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

багатосторонність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

multilateralism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολυμέρεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

multilateralisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

multilateralism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

multilateralisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of multilateralism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MULTILATERALISM»

The term «multilateralism» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.115 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MULTILATERALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about multilateralism

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2 QUOTES WITH «MULTILATERALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word multilateralism.
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Hans Blix
International cooperation, multilateralism is indispensable.
2
Robert Zoellick
It is vital that the World Bank Group continually challenges itself to refresh our development thinking. It is vital that a modernized multilateralism be open to new ideas.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MULTILATERALISM»

Discover the use of multilateralism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to multilateralism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Multilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: Ambivalent Engagement
They consider such dimensions as the growing influence of domestic factors, US grand strategy, the chemical weapons convention, and the International Criminal Court. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Stewart Patrick, Shepard Forman, 2002
2
International Cooperation: The Extents and Limits of ...
Considers multilateralism and other approaches to international cooperation, identifying further areas for research into the issues of international relations.
I. William Zartman, Saadia Touval, 2010
3
Asia's New Multilateralism: Cooperation, Competition, and ...
The fifteen contributors to this volume, all leading scholars in the field, provide national perspectives on regional institutional architecture and their functional challenges.
Michael J. Green, Bates Gill, 2013
4
East Asian Multilateralism: Prospects for Regional Stability
This thorough review and assessment charts the preconditions and prospects for deeper multilateralism, poses tough questions about America’s security and national interests in the region, and carries a plea for more serious institution ...
Kent E. Calder, Francis Fukuyama, 2008
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Regionalism Versus Multilateralism: The Organization of ...
This book is a collaboration between Christopher R. Thomas and Julian T. Magloire, with both parties contributing equally to its content and preparation.
Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire, 2000
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The New Dynamics of Multilateralism: Diplomacy, ...
With contributions from scholars and practitioners, this volume focuses on the practical applications of multilateralism and how global issues, governance, and institutions are changing the practice and character of diplomacy.
James P. Muldoon, JoAnn F. Aviel, Richard Reitano, 2010
7
Multilateralism, German Foreign Policy and Central Europe
Multilateralism, German Foreign Policy and Central Europe focuses on German relations with the Czech Republic and Poland in order to investigate the changes and continuities in German foreign policy following the Cold War.
Claus Hofhansel, 2005
8
State, Globalization and Multilateralism: The Challenges of ...
This volume examines concepts of State and political power within the evolving multilateral network.
Mario Telò, 2012
9
Multilateralism Under Challenge: Power, International Order, ...
The. contingent. legitimacy. of. multilateralism. Robert. O. Keohane. Multilateralism can be defined in two different ways. The definition that is more consistent with ordinary usage conceives of multilateralism as institutionalized collective action ...
Edward Newman, Ramesh Thakur And John Triman
10
The Influence of International Institutions on the EU: When ...
This volume reverses the causal arrow and shows that international institutions shape EU policies and the policy-making process, as well as acting as a source of preferences and strategies for EU stances internationally.
Oriol Costa, Knud Erik Jørgensen, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MULTILATERALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term multilateralism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
An EU Global Strategy: Developing the 'will to power'?
... it identified the ways of achieving the endstate, such as 'preventive engagement' and 'effective multilateralism'; and, thirdly, it established the ... «European Leadership Network, Jul 15»
2
Kaberuka Shares His Experiences With African Diplomats in Beijing
... deal with the challenges of jobs, inequalities in the context of a sluggish global economy, old (dysfunctional multilateralism) climate change, ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
Scale Up Innovative Financing for Development
... of greenhouse gas emissions is much more complicated, this earlier success underscores the continued potential of inclusive multilateralism, ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
4
News in the Humanosphere: Aid agencies warn of new Burundi …
“It is a bit of a crisis of the postwar settlement for multilateralism to adapt … it's not so easy to invent an alternative to the U.N. The U.N. has to be ... «Humanosphere, Jul 15»
5
Electronic Surveillance: Bentham's 'Gaze'
... where it was situated, how much or how little of it we needed, despite trans-border organizations and multilateralism, have become passé in ... «Newsweek Pakistan, Jul 15»
6
United Nations must be made fit for purpose, says UNDP head …
“It is a bit of a crisis of the postwar settlement for multilateralism to adapt … it's not so easy to invent an alternative to the UN. The UN has to be ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
BRICS For The South
The NDB will not only bind them together in common purpose but will introduce something not seen since the dawn of contemporary multilateralism: competition ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
8
Obama Marks Diplomatic Milestones with Iran, Cuba
Multilateralism is also a dirty word for those who view the United States as an exceptional country that is entitled, indeed obligated, to often go ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
9
President Higgins in Paris for Climate Conference
... of state-led policies and negotiations, and calls for a return to the post-World War II belief in multilateralism and the common interest. The Irish ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
10
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica …
It is an agreement that is finally highlighting the potential of multilateralism and diplomacy, which is in itself a value for the European Union way ... «EU News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Multilateralism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/multilateralism>. Jan 2020 ».
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