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Bifurcate (to divide into two parts) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the adjective bifurcate

What does bifurcate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches

Definition of the verb bifurcate

What does bifurcate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bifurcated | bifurcating | bifurcates

  1. split or divide into two
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: diverge = extend in a different direction
  2. divide into two branches
    • example: The road bifurcated
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: branch / fork / furcate / ramify / separate = divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for bifurcate

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2013)

by Mike Morris

Bifurcate collaterals are ASCENDANTs ofEGO who are COLLATERAL to each other. They are distinguished in two ways: from LINEAL (direct) relatives and from each other. Thus we find specific terms used to separate (lineal) father (F in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

Cone signals bifurcate, generating signconserving responses in off BCs (B) and signinverting responses in on BCs (B). Similarly, any feedforward HC signals must also bifurcate to generate signinverting signals in off BCs and anomalous ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2002)

by Dr Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

Bifurcate collateral refers to the terminological distinction between both father's and mother's sides and between f lineals and fcollaterals. Bifurcate merging refers to the terminological distinction between father's and mother's sides where the ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

Verbs—angle, fork, bifurcate; bend, hook, go off on a tangent; zigzag; branch, fork . Adjectives—angular, crooked; deltoid, triangular, rectangular, square, etc. (see Nouns,3); aquiline, sharp, acicular, acuminate, apical, attenuated; cuneal, ...

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2012)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

bifurcate (bie'frkayt) to divide into two branches; arteries bifurcate frequently, thereby getting smaller. bifurcation (‚bie'f·kaysh·n) ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

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Scrabble value of B3I1F4U1R1C3A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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