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partite

[pahr-tahyt] /ˈpɑr taɪt/
adjective
1.
divided into parts, usually into a specified number of parts (usually used in combination):
a tripartite agreement.
2.
Botany. parted.
Origin of partite
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70, partite is from the Latin word partītus (past participle of partīrī to divide). See part, -ite2

partita

[pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah] /pɑrˈti tə; Italian pɑrˈti tɑ/
noun, plural partitas, partite
[pahr-tee-tey; Italian pahr-tee-te] /pɑrˈti teɪ; Italian pɑrˈti tɛ/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
an instrumental suite common chiefly in the 18th century.
2.
a set of variations.
Origin
1875-80; < Italian, feminine of partito divided. See party
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Historical Examples
  • The leaves are said to be very deeply pinnately partite; but drawn—as neither pinnate nor partite!

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • In form these compositions, which were generally called divertimenti or partite (partie) resembled those just described.

British Dictionary definitions for partite

partite

/ˈpɑːtaɪt/
adjective
1.
(in combination) composed of or divided into a specified number of parts: bipartite
2.
(esp of plant leaves) divided almost to the base to form two or more parts
Word Origin
C16: from Latin partīre to divide

partita

/pɑːˈtiːtə/
noun (pl) -te (-teɪ), -tas
1.
(music) a type of suite
Word Origin
Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide
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