bifilar

adjective
bi·​fi·​lar | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈfī-lər How to pronounce bifilar (audio) \

Definition of bifilar

1 : involving two threads or wires bifilar suspension of a pendulum
2 : involving a single thread or wire doubled back upon itself a bifilar resistor

Other Words from bifilar

bifilarly adverb

First Known Use of bifilar

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bifilar

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

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“Bifilar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bifilar. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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