[ bahy-fahy-ler ]
/ baɪˈfaɪ lər /


furnished or fitted with two filaments or threads.

Origin of bifilar

1830–40; bi-1 + Latin fīl(um) (see file1) + -ar1

Related forms

bi·fi·lar·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bifilar

British Dictionary definitions for bifilar


/ (baɪˈfaɪlə) /


having two parallel threads, as in the suspension of certain measuring instruments
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

Derived Forms

bifilarly, adverb
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