Etymology
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bifurcation (n.)

1610s, "the point at which something splits in two," noun of action from bifurcate (v.). Meaning "a division into two forks" is from 1640s.

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Definitions of bifurcation

bifurcation (n.)
a bifurcating branch (one or both of them);
bifurcation (n.)
the place where something divides into two branches;
bifurcation (n.)
the act of splitting into two branches;
From wordnet.princeton.edu