Definition of tripartite in English:

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Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈpɑːtʌɪt/


1Shared by or involving three parties: a tripartite coalition government
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  • The two parties are part of the tripartite coalition Cabinet, together with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, but failed to come up with a joint candidate for the first round of the elections.
  • In my view that must depend upon the arrangements reached between the parties in this tripartite scheme and the commercial realities of the situation.
  • The king made the statement just two days before tripartite talks by the parties.
2Consisting of three parts: a tripartite classification
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  • She also examines three of the four border regions of Indian culture where this tripartite classification does not prevail: Kashmir, Kerala and Bengal.
  • Ordinary Lao are likely to use the tripartite classification or even derogatory terms for those designated Lao Theung and Meo.
  • Last on the list was the tripartite classification of the productive factors.



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  • Other objectives of this event are: to develop concrete rural job creation projects driven tripartitely.
  • This was because agricultural extension activities were tripartitely funded by World Bank, State and Federal governments.
  • Our Group felt there was a clear need to communicate what the organisation is about and how we work tripartitely.


Pronunciation: /trʌɪpɑːˈtɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Another difficulty arises from the tripartition of the data to identify the covarion sites.
  • This tripartition is a trap lying in wait for unsuspecting garden designers who, like God, intervene in the world of natural laws and unfolding evolution trying to make nature or the world into a better place.
  • Yet the appeal to tripartition as the reassertion in triangular format of dialectical possibilities otherwise self-defeating achieves little.


Late Middle English: from Latin tripartitus, from tri- 'three' + partitus 'divided' (past participle of partiri).

Words that rhyme with tripartite

bipartite, multipartite, partite, quadripartite, sexpartite

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