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

  • adj. Divided into parts.

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  • 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.


Latin partītus, past participle of partīre, to divide, from pars, part-, part; see part.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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