adjective bi·fi·lar \(ˌ)bī-ˈfī-lər\

Definition of BIFILAR

:  involving two threads or wires <bifilar suspension of a pendulum>
:  involving a single thread or wire doubled back upon itself <a bifilar resistor>
bi·fi·lar·ly adverb

Origin of BIFILAR

International Scientific Vocabulary bi- + Latin filum thread — more at file
First Known Use: 1846


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