/ˈsʌmətri/ (say 'sumuhtree)

1. the practice of holding summits, especially to resolve political or economic difficulties involving a number of separate parties.
2. the interplay and bargaining between figures of supreme political power, each attempting to maintain a particular position without regard to repercussions upon weaker individuals or states.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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