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Noun: bifurcation  ,bI-fu(r)'key-shun
  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

Derived forms: bifurcations

Type of: branch, branching, fork, forking, furcation, leg, ramification

Encyclopedia: Bifurcation