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bifurcation

Definition of Bifurcation

(noun) In reference to kinship, it is the distinction between the father’s and mother’s sides of the family.

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Usage Note

  • Plural: bifurcations

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Works Consulted

Carrabine, Eamonn, Pam Cox, Maggy Lee, Ken Plummer, and Nigel South. 2009. Criminology: A Sociological Introduction. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

Cite the Definition of Bifurcation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bifurcation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bifurcation/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

bifurcation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bifurcation/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bifurcation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/bifurcation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“bifurcation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bifurcation/>.