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- n. A division into three branches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being trifurcate; a trifurcate shape, formation, or arrangement.
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- n. the act of splitting into three branches
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Artistic bi - and trifurcation appear for some reason to be more common among musicians.
It's beacuse they saw analytical distinctions between the factors (which I think are brought out most clearly in Rothbard's "Man, Economy, and State"), which make their trifurcation useful and even necessary.
The long answer: The seed for said title was planted a few years ago when a glaring bifurcation or trifurcation became evident in my "practice."
He said major political parties including congress and BJP advocate for smaller states to ensure equitable development of all the areas and all sections in the country but ironically the leaders belonging to these political parties remain silent and do not support the demand for trifurcation of the state.
Only Zardari's call for the unity and integrity of the federation, and for the PPP to express itself at the allot box and not on the street, saved Pakistan from bloodshed and bifurcation or trifurcation.
Next door Iraq has missed the opportunity for a viable trifurcation into Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish zones.
In practical terms, the result was the effective trifurcation of the marketplace.
The team's mission would be to "inform the Iraqi public about the USG [U.S. government]/coalition intent and operations; stabilize Iraq [especially preventing the trifurcation of Iraq after hostilities]; and provide Iraqis hope for their future," according to a Jan. 16, 2003, Pentagon white paper that was released years ago by the National Security Archive, a research group at George Washington University.
The trifurcation of exchange rates is "a symbolic defeat" and "embarrassing for the leadership," which has spent two decades trying to eliminate such differentials, said Kevan Harris, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University who visits Iran often.
The latest crisis has added another dimension -- the collapse of peripheral member states -- resulting in a trifurcation of Europe.