Meaning of bifilar in English:


Pronunciation /bʌɪˈfʌɪlə/


  • Consisting of or involving two threads or wires.

    ‘This is not the case with the bifilar coil, which affects the relay's performance at all times.’
    • ‘A light aluminum index is suspended from a bifilar silk fiber housed in a long glass tube.’
    • ‘Use two different colors to make it easier to locate and connect the bifilar windings.’
    • ‘The same amount of voltage, from the same battery, produces twice as much energy in the bifilar wound coil as in the single wound coil.’
    • ‘In the present invention the stator is bifilar wound with, as shown in the description, at least two bifilar pairs wound to provide alternate pairs of windings about the stator periphery.’


Mid 19th century from bi-‘two’ + filum ‘thread’ + -ar.