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  1. furnished or fitted with two filaments or threads.
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Origin of bifilar

1830–40; bi-1 + Latin fīl(um) (see file1) + -ar1
Related formsbi·fi·lar·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • The bifilar suspension was abandoned, and instead a new form of adjustable magnetic control was adopted.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2


British Dictionary definitions for bifilar


  1. having two parallel threads, as in the suspension of certain measuring instruments
  2. of or relating to a resistor in which the wire is wound in a loop around a coil, the two leads being parallel, to reduce the inductance
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Derived Formsbifilarly, adverb
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