tripartition

noun tri·par·ti·tion \¦trī(ˌ)pärˈtishən, ˌtrīpər-\

Definition of tripartition

  1. :  the act of dividing or the state of being divided into three parts :  partition into or among three tripartition of a uranium nucleus

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Origin and Etymology of tripartition

Late Latin tripartition-, tripartitio threefold partition, from Latin tripartitus + -ion-, -io -ion


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