Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or consisting of two parts.
  • adjective Having two corresponding parts, one for each party.
  • adjective Having two participants; joint.
  • adjective Botany Divided into two portions almost to the base, as certain leaves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Being in two parts; having two correspondent parts, as a legal contract or writing, one for each party; shared by two.
  • adjective Divided into two parts almost to the base, as a leaf; consisting of two parts or subdivisions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having two parts.
  • adjective of an agreement or contract Having two participants; joint.
  • adjective botany (of leaves) Divided into two at the base.
  • adjective graph theory (of graph)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective involving two parts or elements
  • adjective divided into two portions almost to the base

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin bipartītus, past participle of bipartīre, to divide into two parts : bi-, two; see bi– + partīre, to part (from pars, part-, a share; see perə- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin bipartītus ("bisected"), perfect passive participle of bipartiō ("I divide into two parts, bisect").

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