Pronunciation: (trī-pär'tīt), [key]
1. divided into or consisting of three parts: the tripartite occupation of West Germany.
2. involving, participated in, or made by three parties: a tripartite treaty signed by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
3. Bot.divided into three parts.
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