bi·​fi·​lar (ˌ)bī-ˈfī-lər How to pronounce bifilar (audio)
: involving two threads or wires
bifilar suspension of a pendulum
: involving a single thread or wire doubled back upon itself
a bifilar resistor
bifilarly adverb

Examples of bifilar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dissimilar metals are individually insulated, and an overcoat is present to maintain an intimate bifilar configuration (certified per ANSI MC96.1-1982). IEEE Spectrum, 13 Dec. 2018

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bifilar was in 1846

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“Bifilar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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