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BIFURCATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bifurcation mean? 

BIFURCATION (noun)
  The noun BIFURCATION has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: BIFURCATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BIFURCATION (noun)


Sense 1bifurcation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bifurcating branch (one or both of them)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("bifurcation" is a kind of...):

branch; leg; ramification (a part of a forked or branching shape)

Holonyms ("bifurcation" is a part of...):

bifurcation (the place where something divides into two branches)


Sense 2bifurcation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The place where something divides into two branches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("bifurcation" is a kind of...):

forking; furcation (the place where something divides into branches)

Meronyms (parts of "bifurcation"):

bifurcation (a bifurcating branch (one or both of them))


Sense 3bifurcation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of splitting into two branches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("bifurcation" is a kind of...):

branching; fork; forking; ramification (the act of branching out or dividing into branches)


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