bifurcation meaning, bifurcation definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( bifurcates    3rd person present)   ( bifurcating    present participle)   ( bifurcated    past tense & past participle  ) If something such as a line or path bifurcates or is bifurcated, it divides into two parts which go in different directions.      verb  
The blood supply bifurcates between eight and thirty times before reaching each particular location in the body.      V, Also V n  
   bifurcation            ( bifurcations    plural)    n-var  
...the bifurcation between high art and popular culture.     
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