adj. [L. bis, two; fariam, in rows]Being arranged in 2 rows, on either side of an axis; being oriented or pointed in opposite directions.
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Bifarious — Bi*fa ri*ous, a. [L. bifarius; bis twice + fari to speak. Cf. Gr. ? twofold; ? twice + ? to say.] 1. Twofold; arranged in two rows. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Pointing two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in two… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bifarious — (adj.) 1650s, from L. bifarius twofold, double, probably originally that which can be expressed in two ways [Klein], from bi (see BI (Cf. bi )) + fari to speak, say (see FAME (Cf. fame)). Related: Bifariously … Etymology dictionary
bifarious — [bī fer′ē əs] adj. [L bifarius, twofold < bifariam, in two directions < bis, twice + fas, (divine) law, lawful, possible] Bot. arranged in two rows … English World dictionary
bifarious — bifariously, adv. /buy fair ee euhs/, adj. Bot. in two vertical rows. [1650 60; < LL bifarius twofold, double, deriv. (see IOUS) of L bifariam (adv.) in two parts or places, equiv. to bi BI 1 + fariam (perh. deriv. of *fas utterance, thus orig.… … Universalium
bifarious — adjective a) twofold, double b) ambiguous … Wiktionary
bifarious — bi·far·i·ous … English syllables
bifarious — a. in two rows; twofold; pointing in two directions … Dictionary of difficult words
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Duplication — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Duplication >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 duplication duplication Sgm: N 1 doubling doubling &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 gemination gemination ingemination Sgm: N 1 reduplication reduplication Sgm: N 1 iteration … English dictionary for students
Bifariously — Bi*fa ri*ous*ly, adv. In a bifarious manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English