Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having three forks or branches: trifurcate antennae; trifurcate ribs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Forked, with three tines or points.
  • v. To divide or fork into three channels or branches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having three branches or forks; trichotomous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forking or forked into three parts; three-pronged; trichotomous.
  • In botany, three-forked; divided into three branches or forks.
  • To divide into three parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. divide into three

Etymologies

Latin trifurcus; tri- + furca fork. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We trifurcate the experience and inflate each of the three aspect into something monumental - solid "me," solid

    Dispelling Discomfort at the Eight Transitory Things in Life

  • The trifurcate consists of a centre point and two driving spikes.

    2. Assembly of a Lathe

  • Thereby, the workpiece is fixed to the trifurcate with a light hammer blow.

    2. Assembly of a Lathe

  • The workpiece is clamped between the trifurcate and the tailstock centre.

    2. Assembly of a Lathe

  • This immature zygote holds it as the ultimate desideratum to consort with the dominate aborigine of the trifurcate variety.

    The Rolling Stones

  • After having split into three pieces in 2007, Tyco says it will trifurcate its remaining businesses some time next year.

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  • The department decided to trifurcate the university to overcome the logistical problem of having too many colleges - about 600 - affiliated to the varsity, and also to ensure better management of its affairs.

    Analysis

  • That complete the group now proceed to bifurcate, trifurcate or quarter the items in disorder to create the defining boundary objects between the four major domains.

    Cognitive Edge

  • When that happens, that would be the moment for India to strike hard and trifurcate Pakistan.

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  • This is the second letter she has sent to Dr. Singh in the last three days, in support of her demand to trifurcate Uttar Pradesh.

    The Hindu - Front Page

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