- 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 of bipartiteClassical Latin bipartitus, past participle of bipartire ; from bi-, bi- + partire, to part
- 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 of bipartiteLatin bipart&imacron;tus, past participle of bipart&imacron;re, to divide into two parts : bi-, two; see bi–1 + part&imacron;re, to part (from pars, part-, a share; see per&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots).
From Latin bipartītus (“bisected”), perfect passive participle of bipartiō (“I divide into two parts, bisect”).