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bistate

[ bahy-steyt ]
/ ˈbaɪˌsteɪt /
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adjective

of, relating to, or involving two states, especially of the U.S.: a bistate water commission.
of, relating to, or involving the area where two states adjoin: Three million people work in the bistate area.

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Origin of bistate

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; bi-1 + state

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