bipartite, bipartisan
Affecting two parties (‘bipartite agreement’) or divided into two parts. The term is mostly employed in reference to formal economic and political negotiations and arrangements. For example, a number of social scientists have pointed to bipartisanship as a factor explaining the lack of success of third parties (such as the Socialist and People's Parties) in the United States, citing the difficulties of mounting a new political party within an established two-party system. In this case, the more conservative parties found it relatively easy to incorporate, as their own, parts of the platforms of the more reformoriented third parties, thus undermining their appeal to the electorate. (See, for example,’s Why is there no Socialism in the United States?, 1906.)

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  • Bipartite — Bip ar*tite, a. [L. bipartitus, p. p. of bipartire; bis twice + partire. See {Partite}.] 1. Being in two parts; having two correspondent parts, as a legal contract or writing, one for each party; shared by two; as, a bipartite treaty. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bipartite — [bī pär′tīt΄] adj. [L bipartitus, pp. of bipartire < bi , BI 1 + partire, to PART2] 1. having two parts 2. having two corresponding parts, one each for the two parties to a contract 3. with two involved [a bipartite alliance] …   English World dictionary

  • bipartite — I adjective apart, being in two corresponding parts, bicameral, bifurcated, bifurcous, bisected, detached, dichotomous, disconnected, disengaged, disjoined, disjointed, disjunct, disunited, divaricate, divided, furcate, furcular, halved, in two,… …   Law dictionary

  • bipartite — (adj.) 1570s, from L. bipartitus divided, pp. of bipartire to divide into two parts, from bi (see BI (Cf. bi )) + partiri (see PART (Cf. part) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bipartite — ► ADJECTIVE 1) involving two separate parties. 2) technical consisting of two parts …   English terms dictionary

  • bipartite — biparti, ie [ biparti ] ou bipartite [ bipartit ] adj. • 1361, 1768; bas lat. bipartitus, p. p. de bipartire, de bi (bis) et partire « partager » ♦ Qui est divisé en deux parties. « ces portillons bipartis, dont le haut ne se ferme que le soir »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bipartite — adjective Etymology: Latin bipartitus, past participle of bipartire to divide in two, from bi + partire to divide, from part , pars part Date: 1574 1. a. being in two parts b. having a correspondent part for each of two parties < a bipartite… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bipartite — bipartitely, adv. bipartition /buy pahr tish euhn/, n. /buy pahr tuyt/, adj. 1. divided into or consisting of two parts. 2. Law. being in two corresponding parts: a bipartite contract. 3. shared by two; joint: a bipartite pact; bipartite rule. 4 …   Universalium

  • bipartite — bi|par|tite [baıˈpa:taıt US ˈpa:r ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: bipartitus, from bi + partitus divided ] formal involving two different parts or groups ▪ a bipartite treaty ▪ bipartite DNA structures …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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