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Road vs. Bifurcation

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Roadnoun

(obsolete) The act of riding on horseback.

Bifurcationnoun

(biology) A division into two branches.

Roadnoun

(obsolete) A hostile ride against a particular area; a raid.

Bifurcationnoun

(by extension) Any place where one thing divides into two.

Roadnoun

A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor.

Bifurcationnoun

The act of bifurcating; branching or dividing in two.

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Roadnoun

A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now (US) usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. In the UK both senses are heard: a country road is the same as a country lane.

Bifurcationnoun

Either of the forks or other branches resultant from such a division.

Roadnoun

(figuratively) A path chosen in life or career.

Bifurcationnoun

(geography) A place where two roads, tributaries etc. part or meet.

Roadnoun

An underground tunnel in a mine.

Bifurcationnoun

(nautical) The point where a channel divides when proceeding from seaward.

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Roadnoun

A railway or a single railway track.

Bifurcationnoun

(mathematics) The change in the qualitative or topological structure of a given family as described by bifurcation theory.

Roadnoun

(obsolete) A journey, or stage of a journey.

Bifurcationnoun

(computer science) A command that executes one block or other of commands depending on the result of a condition.

Roadnoun

A way or route.

Bifurcationnoun

A forking, or division into two branches.

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Roadadjective

At the venue of the opposing team or competitor; on the road.

Bifurcationnoun

a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)

Roadnoun

A journey, or stage of a journey.

‘With easy roads he came to Leicester.’;

Bifurcationnoun

the place where something divides into two branches

Roadnoun

An inroad; an invasion; a raid.

Bifurcationnoun

the act of splitting into two branches

Roadnoun

A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.

‘The most villainous house in all the London road.’;

Roadnoun

A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; - often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.

‘Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners,For we be come unto a quiet rode [road].’; ‘My hat and wig will soon be here,They are upon the road.’; ‘The highway robber - road agent he is quaintly called.’;

Roadnoun

an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Roadnoun

a way or means to achieve something;

‘the road to fame’;

Roadadjective

taking place over public roads;

‘road racing’;

Roadadjective

working for a short time in different places;

‘itinerant laborers’; ‘a road show’; ‘traveling salesman’; ‘touring company’;

Roadnoun

a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use

‘a country road’; ‘the shipment of freight by road’; ‘a road accident’; ‘they live at 15 Park Road’;

Roadnoun

the part of a road intended for vehicles, especially in contrast to a verge or pavement

‘Clara had to walk in the road to avoid black plastic rubbish sacks’;

Roadnoun

a regular trade route for a particular commodity

‘the Silk Road across Asia to the West’;

Roadnoun

an underground passage or gallery in a mine

‘he had to work in a road about six feet wide’;

Roadnoun

a railroad.

Roadnoun

a railway track, especially as clear (or otherwise) for a train to proceed

‘they waited for a clear road at Hellifield Junction’;

Roadnoun

a series of events or a course of action that will lead to a particular outcome

‘he's well on the road to recovery’;

Roadnoun

a particular course or direction taken or followed

‘the low road of apathy and alienation’;

Roadnoun

a partly sheltered stretch of water near the shore in which ships can ride at anchor

‘Boston Roads’;

Road

A road is a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use. Roads consist of one or two roadways (British English: carriageways), each with one or more lanes and any associated sidewalks (British English: pavement) and road verges.

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