from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Divided into parts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. divided into parts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Divided nearly to the base.
- adj. Consisting of parts; usually used in compounds specifying the number of parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Parted or divided into parts: usually in composition with qualifying or specifying prefix, as bipartite, tripartite, quadripartite. See the compounds.
- In botany, same as parted.
- In entomology, divided by a slit from the apex to the base, as the wings of certain small moths.
The reason healthcare reform defies simple solutions is that it is a tri-partite relationship with two consumers, two vendors and asymmetrical price signals.
One of the terrible facts about assassinations that Loughner seems to have grasped is that you can't commit one without becoming an "assassin" -- a boldface, tri-partite name that gets slung down through history.
"Oh, that wouldn't do, because one side or other will want to claim it, just as Labour claim the NHS although it was a tri-partite initiative."
Oh, that wouldn't do, because one side or other will want to claim it, just as Labour claim the NHS although it was a tri-partite initiative.
In response to this life altering issue, Laura and Harry with a group of colleagues founded the New York Center for Autism (NYCA), a tri-partite organization dedicated to autism education, community outreach and biomedical research.
Dumping the tri-partite system into the rubbish bin of history.
Entire sections (e.g. Part 1: What Went Wrong, pp. 8-18) are devoted to atacking Gordon Brown's handling of the economy, his tri-partite regulation system, and the debt bubble which expanded on the back of it - with the subsequent emphasis being on Not Letting It Happen Again.
According to the White Paper, a Tory government would scrap this third wing of the tri-partite system - passing many of its functions over the the Bank of England, and putting in its place a new, beefed-up Consumer Protection Agency, which would "take responsibilities to protect the consumer that are currently and confusingly divided between the FSA and Office of Fair Trading".
Long story short, the Tories say that they'll ditch the tri-partite system.
Although biological transistions like puberty would presumably still occur at the usual time, I imagine the tri-partite division of life-stages into early educational preparation, productive work, and unproductive aged retirement and dependency would be lengthened all around.