bifurcation

noun bi·fur·ca·tion \ ˌbī-(ˌ)fər-ˈkā-shən \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of bifurcation

1 a : the point or area at which something divides into two branches or parts : the point at which bifurcating occurs
  • Inflammation may occlude the bifurcation of the trachea.
b : branch
2 : the state of being divided into two branches or parts : the act of bifurcating

Examples of bifurcation in a Sentence

  1. a thoughtful book about the nation's bifurcation into two distinct and antagonistic cultures

  2. a divisive issue that caused the bifurcation of the political party

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