Dimidiate
Dimidiate Di*mid"i*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dimidiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dimidiating}.] 1. To divide into two equal parts. [Obs.] --Cockeram. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) To represent the half of; to halve. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dimidiate — Di*mid i*ate, a. [L. dimidiatus, p. p. of dimidiare to halve, fr. dimidius half. See {Demi }.] 1. Divided into two equal parts; reduced to half in shape or form. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) (a) Consisting of only one half of what the normal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dimidiate — [di mid′ē āt΄, dīkmid′ē āt΄] adj. 〚< L dimidiatus, pp. of dimidiare, to divide into halves < dimidium, a half < dis , apart, from + medius, MID1〛 1. halved 2 …   Universalium

  • dimidiate — index bifurcate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dimidiate — [di mid′ē āt΄, dīkmid′ē āt΄] adj. [< L dimidiatus, pp. of dimidiare, to divide into halves < dimidium, a half < dis , apart, from + medius, MID1] 1. halved 2. Biol. having only one half developed 3. Bot. split on one side, as the… …   English World dictionary

  • dimidiate — I. də̇ˈmidēˌāt transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin dimidiatus, past participle of dimidiare, from di (from dis apart) + midiare (from medius mid) more at dis …   Useful english dictionary

  • dimidiate — adj. [L. dimidius, half] 1. Divided into two equal parts. 2. Only one half the normal development. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Having an elytra that covers only half the abdomen …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dimidiate — 1. adjective divided into two (generally unequal) halves 2. verb To divide into two See Also: dimidiation …   Wiktionary

  • dimidiate — adj. divided into two equal parts; reduced to halves v. divide into halves; represent the half …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dimidiate — di·mid·i·ate …   English syllables

  • dimidiate — verb (t) /dəˈmɪdieɪt/ (say duh mideeayt) (dimidiated, dimidiating) 1. to divide into halves; reduce to half. –adjective /dəˈmɪdiət/ (say duh mideeuht) 2. divided into halves. 3. Biology having only one side or one half fully developed. {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

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