Bifurcation

Bifurcation means the splitting of a main body into two parts.

Bifurcation or Bifurcated may refer to:

*Bifurcation (law), the division of issues in a trial for example the division of a page into two parts.
*Bifurcation theory, the study of bifurcation in dynamical systems
*River bifurcation, the forking of a river into its tributaries
*Tongue bifurcation, a type of body modification, or natural occurrence in some animals
*False dilemma or bifurcation, in which two alternative statements are held to be the only possible options when there are more options
*Bifurcation in context of clothing: clothing which separately covers each leg (such as trousers) is called bifurcated clothing, while clothing which covers them jointly (such as skirt) is called unbifurcated clothing.
*Bifurcation of an incompressible flow, modeled by squeeze mapping the fluid flow
*Bifurcated bonding, in which a single hydrogen atom participates in two hydrogen bonds.

ee also

*Fork (disambiguation)


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  • bifurcation — [ bifyrkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1560 anat.; de bifurquer 1 ♦ Didact. Division en deux branches. Bifurcation d une tige de plante. ⇒ dichotomie, enfourchure, fourche. 2 ♦ Cour. Endroit où une voie de communication se dédouble. Bifurcation d une route (⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bifurcation — Bi fur*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. bifurcation.] A forking, or division into two branches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bifurcation — index dichotomy, severance, split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 bifurcation …   Law dictionary

  • bifurcation — BIFURCATION. s. f. Terme d Anatomie. Il se dit d Une partie qui fourche et se divise en deux. La bifurcation de la racine d une dent. Il se dit aussi en parlant Des arbres …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Bifurcation — (v. lat.), Zangengabelgestalt, z.B. die Trennung des Stammes in 2 Äste, besonders in der Anatomie die Gabeltheilung der Luftröhre …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bifurcation — Bifurcation, die gabelförmige Theilung in 2 Arme. besonders bei Flüssen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • bifurcation — [bī΄fər kā′shən] n. 1. the act or fact of bifurcating 2. the place where this occurs * * * See bifurcately. * * * …   Universalium

  • bifurcation — 1610s, the point at which something splits in two, noun of action from BIFURCATE (Cf. bifurcate) (v.). Meaning division into two forks is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • bifurcation — [bī΄fər kā′shən] n. 1. the act or fact of bifurcating 2. the place where this occurs …   English World dictionary

  • Bifurcation — The splitting of a larger whole or main body into two smaller and separate units. Bifurcation can occur when one company divides into two separate divisions, thereby creating two new companies that can each issue shares to stockholders.… …   Investment dictionary

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