multipartite

adjective
mul·​ti·​par·​tite | \ ˌməl-ti-ˈpär-ˌtīt How to pronounce multipartite (audio) \

Definition of multipartite

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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First Known Use of multipartite

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for multipartite

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

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The first known use of multipartite was in 1656

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“Multipartite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multipartite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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