from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or consisting of two parts.
- adj. Having two corresponding parts, one for each party: a bipartite contract.
- adj. Having two participants; joint: a bipartite agreement.
- adj. Botany Divided into two portions almost to the base, as certain leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having two parts.
- adj. Having two participants; joint.
- adj. (of leaves) Divided into two at the base.
- adj. (of graph)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being in two parts; having two correspondent parts, as a legal contract or writing, one for each party; shared by two.
- adj. Divided into two parts almost to the base, as a leaf; consisting of two parts or subdivisions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In two parts; having two correspondent parts, as a legal contract or writing, one for each party; duplicate.
- In botany, divided into two parts nearly to the base, as the leaves of many passion-flowers.
- In mathematics, containing two separate sets of variable values; made up of two continuous, but non-intersecting, curves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. involving two parts or elements
- adj. divided into two portions almost to the base
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).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin bipartītus ("bisected"), perfect passive participle of bipartiō ("I divide into two parts, bisect"). (Wiktionary)