bifurcation bifurcation  /ˌbɪ fər ˈkeɪ ʃən/


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


  1. I do see more bifurcation, a shrinking of mainstream Christian religion and a separation between conservative Christian groups and more secular groups on the left.
  2. Douglas also sees a growing bifurcation, but it is primarily an economic rather than a racial one.
  3. He advocated bilingualism and saved Canada from bifurcation.



  1. "It seems to me that he has created such a bifurcation between the powerful interests and the people," Heller said. "The public doesn't even get a chance to hear him speak live. We have to watch it transmitted."
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: Doug Heller Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "AIADMK will never support the idea of bifurcation of Tamil Nadu," Jayalalithaa told reporters at the airport here, in views similar to that of her arch rival and chief minister M Karunanidhi.
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: J Jayalalithaa Source: Daily News & Analysis

  3. "People of Telangana region are firm and adamant on the statehood demand as they feel that bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh will help improve their economic status," Naidu said.
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: N Chandrababu Naidu Source: Hindu

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