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bifilar

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adjective bi·fi·lar \(ˌ)bī-ˈfī-lər\

Definition of bifilar

  1. 1 :  involving two threads or wires <bifilar suspension of a pendulum>

  2. 2 :  involving a single thread or wire doubled back upon itself <a bifilar resistor>

bifilarly adverb


Origin of bifilar

International Scientific Vocabulary bi- + Latin filum thread — more at file


First Known Use: 1846


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