Definitions

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  • adj. Divided into two branches; forked.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bifurcate.

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  • adj. divided into or made up of two parts

Etymologies

From verb bifurcate, from Medieval Latin bifurcatus, past participle of bifurcare, from Latin bifurcus ("two-pronged"), from bi- + furca ("fork") (Wiktionary)

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  • Pete
         I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?

    Ulysses
         Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete,
         but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail,
         and he carries a hay fork.

    Tommy
         Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks,
         with empty eyes and a big hollow voice.
         He likes to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right.

    April 2, 2007

  • It would be a real loss to the world if the two tiers of creativity, professional and user generated, were forever bifurcated in different distribution channels.
    http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/20/viacom-to-sign-deal-with-joost/
    http://www.techcrunch.com/tag/joost

    April 2, 2007

  • We use bifucated winch hooks on our rescue helicopters, the winchman hangs on one side of the hook and uses the other branch for removable equipment such as first aid kit.

    December 1, 2006