- having two parts
- having two corresponding parts, one each for the two parties to a contract
- with two involved: a bipartite alliance
- Bot. divided in two nearly to the base, as some leaves
Origin: Classical Latin bipartitus, past participle of bipartire ; from bi-, bi- plush partire, to part
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- Having or consisting of two parts.
- a. Having two corresponding parts, one for each party: a bipartite contract.b. Having two participants; joint: a bipartite agreement.
- Botany Divided into two portions almost to the base, as certain leaves.
Origin: Latin bipartītus, past participle of bipartīre, to divide into two parts : bi-, two; see bi-1 + partīre, to part (from pars, part-, a share; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots).
- bi·parˈtiteˌly adverb
- biˌpar·tiˈtion noun
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