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1. 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.
3. Botany Divided into two portions almost to the base, as certain leaves.

[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- in Indo-European roots).]

bi·par′tite′ly adv.
bi′par·ti′tion (-tĭsh′ən) n.
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1. consisting of or having two parts
2. (Law) affecting or made by two parties; bilateral: a bipartite agreement.
3. (Botany) botany (esp of some leaves) divided into two parts almost to the base
biˈpartitely adv
bipartition n
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(baɪˈpɑr taɪt)

1. divided into or consisting of two parts.
2. shared by two; joint.
3. divided into two parts nearly to the base, as certain leaves.
[1500–10; < Latin bipartītus, past participle of bipartīre. See bi-1, partite]
bi•par′tite•ly, adv.
bi`par•ti′tion (-ˈtɪʃ ən) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bipartite - divided into two portions almost to the base
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
2.bipartite - involving two parts or elementsbipartite - involving two parts or elements; "a bipartite document"; "a two-way treaty"
many-sided, multilateral - having many parts or sides
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[baɪˈpɑːtaɪt] ADJ (= consisting of two parts) [structure] → bipartido; [treaty] → bipartito
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