Bifurcation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌbaɪfərˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word bifurcation
Brit.  |bʌɪfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word bifurcation

noun

- a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
- the place where something divides into two branches
- the act of splitting into two branches

Examples

...a thoughtful book about the nation's bifurcation into two distinct and antagonistic cultures...

...a divisive issue that caused the bifurcation of the political party...

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