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bifurcation

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1 a movement in different directions away from a common point
  • a thoughtful book about the nation's bifurcation into two distinct and antagonistic cultures

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2 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces
  • a divisive issue that caused the bifurcation of the political party

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The first known use of bifurcation was in 1615

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“Bifurcation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bifurcation. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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