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Meaning of BIFURCATION

Pronunciation:  `bIfu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of splitting into two branches
  2. [n]  the place where something divides into two branches
  3. [n]  a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
 

BIFURCATION is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: bifurcation, branch, branching, fork, fork, forking, forking, furcation, leg, ramification, ramification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bi`fur*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. bifurcation.]
A forking, or division into two branches.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Division of a channel into two.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Split into two parts.
  2. A change in the stability or in the types of solutions which occurs as a parameter is varied in a dissipative dynamic system. The change can be seen as a "bifurcation point" in a graph of the parameter being varied vs. one of the properties of the solutions.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a basis of kin classification that distinguishes the mother's side of the family from the father's side.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ambiguity, ambivalence, angle, apex, arborescence, arborization, bend, bifidity, biforking, biformity, bight, bipartition, bisection, branching, branching off, by two, cant, chevron, coin, conjugation, corner, crank, crook, crotchet, cutting in two, deflection, dichotomy, dimidiation, divarication, division, dogleg, doubleness, doublethink, doubling, dualism, duality, duplexity, duplication, duplicity, elbow, ell, equivocality, fork, forking, furcation, halving, hook, in half, inflection, irony, Janus, knee, L, nook, pairing, point, polarity, quoin, ramification, subdivision, swerve, treelikeness, trifurcation, twinning, two-facedness, twoness, veer, vertex, zag, zig, zigzag
 

 

 

 

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