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FORKING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forking mean? 

FORKING (noun)
  The noun FORKING has 2 senses:

1. the place where something divides into branches
2. the act of branching out or dividing into branches

  Familiarity information: FORKING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORKING (noun)


Sense 1forking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The place where something divides into branches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

forking; furcation

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

angular shape; angularity (a shape having one or more sharp angles)

Meronyms (parts of "forking"):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forking"):

bifurcation (the place where something divides into two branches)


Sense 2forking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of branching out or dividing into branches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

branching; ramification; fork; forking

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

division (the act or process of dividing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forking"):

bifurcation (the act of splitting into two branches)

trifurcation (the act of splitting into three branches)

divarication (branching at a wide angle)

fibrillation (act or process of forming fibrils)


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