AskDefine | Define bifurcation

Dictionary Definition



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

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK): /ˌbaɪfəˈkeɪʃən/, /%baIf@"keIS@n/
  • (US): , /ˌbaɪfɚˈkeɪʃən/, /%baIf@`"keIS@n/
    Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn


  1. A division into two branches.
  2. In the context of "by extension": Any place where one thing divides into two.
  3. Either of the two forks resultant from such a division.
  4. The act of bifurcating; branching or dividing in two.


Related terms


division into two branches

Extensive Definition

Bifurcation means the splitting of a main body into two parts.
Bifurcation or Bifurcated may refer to:
bifurcation in Bulgarian: Бифуркация
bifurcation in Czech: Bifurkace
bifurcation in German: Bifurkation
bifurcation in Lithuanian: Bifurkacija
bifurcation in Macedonian: Бифуркација
bifurcation in Dutch: Bifurcatie
bifurcation in Polish: Bifurkacja
bifurcation in Russian: Бифуркация
bifurcation in Swedish: Bifurkation
bifurcation in Ukrainian: Біфуркація

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