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bi·par·ti·san

 (bī-pär′tĭ-zən, -sən)
adj.
Of, consisting of, or supported by members of two parties, especially two major political parties: a bipartisan resolution.

bi·par′ti·san·ism n.
bi·par′ti·san·ship′ n.
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bipartisan

(ˌbaɪpɑːtɪˈzæn; baɪˈpɑːtɪˌzæn)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) consisting of or supported by two political parties
ˌbipartiˈsanship n
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bi•par•ti•san

(baɪˈpɑr tə zən)

adj.
representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions.
[1905–10]
bi•par′ti•san•ism, n.
bi•par′ti•san•ship`, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bipartisan - supported by both sidesbipartisan - supported by both sides; "a two-way treaty"
nonpartisan, nonpartizan - free from party affiliation or bias
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Translations

bipartisan

[ˌbaɪˈpɑːtɪzæn] ADJbipartidario
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bipartisan

[ˌbaɪpɑːrtɪˈzæn baɪˈpɑːrtɪzæn] adjbiparti(e), bipartite
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bipartisan

[ˌbaɪpɑːtɪˈzæn] adjbipartitico/a
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We have been thoroughly engaged in bipartisan discussions to get us on that path."