divided into parts, usually into a specified number of parts (usually used in combination): a tripartite agreement.
Origin of partite
[pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah]
noun, plural par·ti·tas, par·ti·te [pahr-tee-tey; Italian pahr-tee-te] /pɑrˈti teɪ; Italian pɑrˈti tɛ/. Music.
an instrumental suite common chiefly in the 18th century.
a set of variations.
Origin of partita
1875–80; < Italian, feminine of partito divided. See party
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Related Words for partitecleft, split, reft, branched, prorated, apart, asunder, incomplete, unattached, disunity, partite
Examples from the Web for partite
Historical Examples of partite
(in combination) composed of or divided into a specified number of partsbipartite
(esp of plant leaves) divided almost to the base to form two or more parts
Word Origin for partite
C16: from Latin partīre to divide
noun plural -te (-teɪ) or -tas
music a type of suite
Word Origin for partita
Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide
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