June 29, 2007


bifurcate \BY-fur-kayt; by-FUR-kayt\, transitive verb:

1. To divide into two branches or parts.

intransitive verb:
1. To branch or separate into two parts.

1. Divided into two branches or parts; forked.

Increasingly, Canadian teachers are a bifurcated group -- either relative newcomers to the profession or experienced veterans.
-- Heather-Jane Robertson, "The Devil's in the Demographics.", Phi Delta Kappan, January 1999

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