from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Composed of or divided into three parts.
- adj. Relating to or executed by three parties: a tripartite agreement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In three parts.
- adj. Done by three parties (as an agreement).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Divided into three parts; triparted.
- adj. Having three corresponding parts or copies.
- adj. Made between three parties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Divided into three parts; three-parted.
- Having three corresponding parts or copies.
- Made or concluded between three parties: as, a tripartite treaty.
- In heraldry, same as triparted.
- In entomology, divided from the apex to the base by two slits, forming three nearly equal parts.
- In botany, divided into three segments nearly but not quite down to the base: as, a tripartite leaf. Also triparted.
- In mathematics, homogeneous in three sets of variables.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. involving three parties or elements
Ms. STEWART: Well first, you know, listeners might be interested to know that the International Labour Organization is not just a place where governments come to talk about policy, but we're what we call a tripartite organization that includes governments, workers 'organizations and employers' organizations.
The revamp, long in the works, is an overhaul of the so-called tripartite system that divided financial oversight among the Bank of England, the U.K. Treasury and the Financial Services Authority.
The so-called tripartite authorities – the Bank of England, the Treasury and the Financial Services Authority – get firms together every few years to test how well their systems would hold up if they were struck by extreme conditions.
The creation of the FPC is part of the government's dismantling of the so-called tripartite system of regulation, which it says is flawed and failed to prevent the financial crisis.
"There is a so-called tripartite mechanism addressing issues like coordination of operations, but also issues like incidents on the common border because we have a common enemy crossing this border," he said.
The three left-wing allies the ANC, Cosatu and the South African Communist Party form what is called a tripartite alliance, largely premised on improving the lives of the poor and working class.
The proposed shakeup builds on the government's commitment to replace the so-called tripartite system of regulation, set up by the previous Labour government, which divided financial oversight among the Bank of England, the Treasury and the FSA.
The building appears to be of the same general type as the others known at Sagalassos, namely a tripartite basilica, as indicated by the presence of three doors in its west wall, of which the main doorway is still standing.
This northwest-southeast orientated rectangular building was identified as a tripartite basilica on the basis of its columns, Ionic impost capitals and an octagonal ambon plate with radial decoration.
He labelled tripartite alliance leaders "the ruling clique who preach elimination of unemployment in the streets and legislate retrenchments and greater unemployment in Parliament".