Definition of bifurcation in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌɪfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The division of something into two branches or parts: the bifurcation of the profession
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  • In tandem with these developments, however, there emerged a form of bifurcation in the handling of the group as a concept and organisation.
  • It could yet seek to recreate that bifurcation with a ‘business only’ upgrade and give the Home line its own range of updates.
  • We reject the habitual bifurcation of the researcher's image into ‘the economist’ and ‘the sociologist.’
1.1 [count noun] Either of two branches into which something divides.
Example sentences
  • The Northern line, with its bifurcations and branches, is similar.
  • They give way to secondary branches and multiple bifurcations that reflect the path of dielectric breakdown within the soil-gravel horizon.
  • The overall morphology of the colony was not observed, but it is presumed to have been bushy based on the size and shape of the branches and branch bifurcations.

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