[ muhl-ti-pahr-tahyt ]
/ ˌmʌl tɪˈpɑr taɪt /


divided into several or many parts; having several or many divisions.

Origin of multipartite

First recorded in 1715–25, multipartite is from the Latin word multipartītus divided into many parts. See multi-, partite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for multipartite

  • But from no examination of the multipartite segments can we derive anything like an adequate conception of the original ball.

    The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne

British Dictionary definitions for multipartite


/ (ˌmʌltɪˈpɑːtaɪt) /


divided into many parts or sections
government a less common word for multilateral
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