bicameral

(redirected from bicameralist)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

bi·cam·er·al

 (bī-kăm′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches: a bicameral legislature.
2. Medicine Composed of or having two chambers, as an abscess divided by a septum.

[bi- + Latin camera, chamber; see chamber + -al.]

bi·cam′er·al·ism n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

bicameral

(baɪˈkæmərəl)
adj
(Law) (of a legislature) consisting of two chambers
[C19: from bi-1 + Latin camera chamber]
biˈcameralˌism n
biˈcameralist n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

bi•cam•er•al

(baɪˈkæm ər əl)

adj.
having two branches, chambers, or houses, as a legislative body.
[1825–35]
bi•cam′er•al•ism, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bicameral - composed of two legislative bodiesbicameral - composed of two legislative bodies  
unicameral - composed of one legislative body
2.bicameral - consisting of two chambersbicameral - consisting of two chambers; "the bicameral heart of a fish"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

bicameral

[baɪˈkæmərəl] ADJbicameral
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bicameral

adj (Pol) → Zweikammer-
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
In the 1934 Constitutional Convention, the bicameralists were split between those who wanted senatorial districts and those who wanted a Senate elected at large.