bipartisan

[ bahy-pahr-tuh-zuh n ]
/ baɪˈpɑr tə zən /

adjective

representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions: Government leaders hope to achieve a bipartisan foreign policy.

Nearby words

  1. bipack,
  2. biparental,
  3. biparietal,
  4. biparietal diameter,
  5. biparous,
  6. bipartisanship,
  7. bipartite,
  8. bipartition,
  9. biparty,
  10. bipectinate

Origin of bipartisan

First recorded in 1905–10; bi-1 + partisan1

Related formsbi·par·ti·san·ism, nounbi·par·ti·san·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bipartisan

bipartisan

/ (ˌbaɪpɑːtɪˈzæn, baɪˈpɑːtɪˌzæn) /

adjective

consisting of or supported by two political parties
Derived Formsbipartisanship, noun

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Word Origin and History for bipartisan

bipartisan

adj.

also bi-partisan, 1894, from bi- + partisan.

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