bi·​fa·​cial | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce bifacial (audio) \

Definition of bifacial

: having opposite sides or faces worked on to form an edge for cutting or scraping

Other Words from bifacial

bifacially adverb

Examples of bifacial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yesterday’s ruling, though, comes following a proclamation from President Trump last month recommending revoking the exclusion for bifacial panels. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2020 While bifacial was considered a niche product, the tariffs had encouraged some new solar manufacturing in the U.S., and module imports exempt from those duties posed a threat. Brian Eckhouse,, 24 Oct. 2020 Failure to rescind a Section 201 tariff exemption on bifacial, or two-sided, solar panels led to a flood of imports, undercutting U.S. manufacturers, sources told the Washington Examiner’s Katherine Doyle. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 5 Oct. 2020 At the time, bifacial panels were a specialized product, but one that the tariffs had prompted some U.S. manufacturers to begin developing. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, 12 Oct. 2020 The Trump administration’s subsequent move in 2019 to grant bifacial panels an exclusion surprised many companies in the solar industry. Brian Eckhouse,, 11 Oct. 2020 Overall, single axis bifacial panels performed the best at the lowest overall energy cost. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 8 June 2020 The solar industry had sought, and won, an exclusion for bifacial panels. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 17 Apr. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bifacial.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bifacial

1842, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About bifacial

Time Traveler for bifacial

Time Traveler

The first known use of bifacial was in 1842

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bifacial




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bifacial

Cite this Entry

“Bifacial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!