- divided into parts, usually into a specified number of parts (usually used in combination): a tripartite agreement.
- Botany. parted.
Origin of partite
[pahr-tee-tuh; Italian pahr-tee-tah]
- 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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Examples from the Web for 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
C16: from Latin partīre to divide
- music a type of suite
Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide