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Pronunciation:  `bIfu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of splitting into two branches
  2. [n]  the place where something divides into two branches
  3. [n]  a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)

BIFURCATION is a 11 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: bifurcation, branch, branching, fork, fork, forking, forking, furcation, leg, ramification, ramification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bi`fur*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. bifurcation.]
A forking, or division into two branches.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Division of a channel into two.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Split into two parts.
  2. A change in the stability or in the types of solutions which occurs as a parameter is varied in a dissipative dynamic system. The change can be seen as a "bifurcation point" in a graph of the parameter being varied vs. one of the properties of the solutions.
 Definition: a basis of kin classification that distinguishes the mother's side of the family from the father's side.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambiguity, ambivalence, angle, apex, arborescence, arborization, bend, bifidity, biforking, biformity, bight, bipartition, bisection, branching, branching off, by two, cant, chevron, coin, conjugation, corner, crank, crook, crotchet, cutting in two, deflection, dichotomy, dimidiation, divarication, division, dogleg, doubleness, doublethink, doubling, dualism, duality, duplexity, duplication, duplicity, elbow, ell, equivocality, fork, forking, furcation, halving, hook, in half, inflection, irony, Janus, knee, L, nook, pairing, point, polarity, quoin, ramification, subdivision, swerve, treelikeness, trifurcation, twinning, two-facedness, twoness, veer, vertex, zag, zig, zigzag