- divided into or consisting of two parts.
- Law. being in two corresponding parts: a bipartite contract.
- shared by two; joint: a bipartite pact; bipartite rule.
- Botany. divided into two parts nearly to the base, as a leaf.
Origin of bipartite
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Bipartite, bi′part-īt, or bī-prt′īt, adj. divided into two like parts.
It was bipartite, and rather on the incongruous principle discountenanced in the Horatian Epistle to the Pisos.The Confessions of a Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
This important class of bipartite unequal-membered anisometrical stanzas was very much in vogue in the Middle English period.
But as they mostly consist of two quite unequal parts, they certainly stand in a closer relationship to the bipartite stanzas.
But those of six lines may belong either to the bipartite (a a a, a a a) or to the tripartite class (a a, a a, a a).
- consisting of or having two parts
- affecting or made by two parties; bilaterala bipartite agreement
- botany (esp of some leaves) divided into two parts almost to the base
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Word Origin and History for bipartite
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- Consisting of two parts or divisions.
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