multipartite

adjective

mul·​ti·​par·​tite ˌməl-ti-ˈpär-ˌtīt How to pronounce multipartite (audio)
1
: divided into several or many parts
2
: having numerous members or signatories

Examples of multipartite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In his music for solo trumpet and electronics, sound becomes a multipartite substance, hard to visualize but easy to get lost inside. New York Times, 30 Mar. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Latin multipartitus, from multi- + partitus, past participle of partire to divide, from part-, pars part

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of multipartite was in 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Multipartite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multipartite. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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