[ bahy-pahr-tahyt ]
See synonyms for bipartite on
  1. divided into or consisting of two parts.

  2. Law. being in two corresponding parts: a bipartite contract.

  1. shared by two; joint: a bipartite pact; bipartite rule.

  2. Botany. divided into two parts nearly to the base, as a leaf.

Origin of bipartite

1500–10; <Latin bipartītus divided into two parts, bisected (past participle of bipartīre). See bi-1, part, -ite2

Other words from bipartite

  • bi·par·tite·ly, adverb
  • bi·par·ti·tion [bahy-pahr-tish-uhn], /ˌbaɪ pɑrˈtɪʃ ən/, noun

Words Nearby bipartite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bipartite in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bipartite


/ (baɪˈpɑːtaɪt) /

  1. consisting of or having two parts

  2. affecting or made by two parties; bilateral: a bipartite agreement

  1. botany (esp of some leaves) divided into two parts almost to the base

Derived forms of bipartite

  • bipartitely, adverb
  • bipartition (ˌbaɪpɑːˈtɪʃən), noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012