[ bahy-pahr-tahyt ]
/ baɪˈpɑr taɪt /


divided into or consisting of two parts.
Law. being in two corresponding parts: a bipartite contract.
shared by two; joint: a bipartite pact; bipartite rule.
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

Related forms

bi·par·tite·ly, adverbbi·par·ti·tion [bahy-pahr-tish-uh n] /ˌbaɪ pɑrˈtɪʃ ən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bipartition


/ (baɪˈpɑːtaɪt) /


consisting of or having two parts
affecting or made by two parties; bilaterala bipartite agreement
botany (esp of some leaves) divided into two parts almost to the base

Derived Forms

bipartitely, adverbbipartition (ˌbaɪpɑːˈtɪʃən), noun
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Medicine definitions for bipartition


[ bī-pärtīt′ ]


Consisting of two parts or divisions.
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