verb (used with or without object), bi·fur·cat·ed, bi·fur·cat·ing.
Origin of bifurcate
Examples from the Web for bifurcation
Oddly enough this bifurcation resonates beyond just the speed of our Internet connection.
Above the cavern, 130 feet up the mountain, was a dark hole, above which the stream of lava made a bifurcation in its course.Off on a Comet|Jules Verne
Therefore, with one exception, the two forks of a bifurcation may never constitute type lines.The Science of Fingerprints|Federal Bureau of Investigation
The most common type of points are the ending ridge and the bifurcation.
The mere fact that this is an ending ridge and bifurcation and another ending ridge and a dot in themselves mean nothing.
The southern branch of this bifurcation is known as the Pir Panjal range, and is that which bounds Kashmir on the south.Kashmir|Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
British Dictionary definitions for bifurcation
adjective (ɪbaɪˈfəˌkeɪt, -kɪt)
Word Origin for bifurcate
Word Origin and History for bifurcation (1 of 3)
1610s, "the point at which something splits in two," noun of action from bifurcate (v.). Meaning "division into two forks" is from 1640s.