tripartite

[ trahy-pahr-tahyt ]
/ traɪˈpɑr taɪt /

adjective

divided into or consisting of three parts: the tripartite occupation of West Germany.
involving, participated in, or made by three parties: a tripartite treaty signed by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
Botany. divided into three parts.

Origin of tripartite

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin tripartītus divided into three parts, equivalent to tri- tri- + partītus, past participle of partīre to divide. See part, -ite2
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tripartite

/ (traɪˈpɑːtaɪt) /

adjective

divided into or composed of three parts
involving three participants
(esp of leaves) consisting of three parts formed by divisions extending almost to the base

Derived Forms

tripartitely, adverb
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