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bipartite

[bahy-pahr-tahyt] /baɪˈpɑr taɪt/
adjective
1.
divided into or consisting of two parts.
2.
Law. being in two corresponding parts:
a bipartite contract.
3.
shared by two; joint:
a bipartite pact; bipartite rule.
4.
Botany. divided into two parts nearly to the base, as a leaf.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; < Latin bipartītus divided into two parts, bisected (past participle of bipartīre). See bi-1, part, -ite2
Related forms
bipartitely, adverb
bipartition
[bahy-pahr-tish-uh n] /ˌbaɪ pɑrˈtɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bipartition

bipartite

/baɪˈpɑːtaɪt/
adjective
1.
consisting of or having two parts
2.
affecting or made by two parties; bilateral: a bipartite agreement
3.
(botany) (esp of some leaves) divided into two parts almost to the base
Derived Forms
bipartitely, adverb
bipartition (ˌbaɪpɑːˈtɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for bipartition

bipartite

adj.

1570s, from Latin bipartitus "divided," past participle of bipartire "to divide into two parts," from bi- (see bi-) + partitus, past participle of partiri "to divide" (see part (v.)).

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bipartition in Medicine

bipartite bi·par·tite (bī-pär'tīt')
adj.
Consisting of two parts or divisions.

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