Bifurcate

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Bifurcate

A derogatory slang term meaning to divide one job into two jobs. For example, the director of communications position may be bifurcated into the director of internal communications and the director of external communications. The term is most common when the holder of the previous, unified position is asked to reapply for one or both of the new positions. See also: Breadcrumbing.
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Most significantly, and the wake-up call for me as a circuit judge and the incentive for this article, is that in the last three and one-half years of bifurcating cases I have tried a total of one (not a misprint) damage case.
The Union Cabinet yesterday approved the creation of a new state of Telangana by bifurcating the existing state of Andhra Pradesh.
For this reason, Judge Martin's ruling bifurcating the trial over the objection of counsel for Silverstein makes all the sense in the world.
Hyderabad, Aug 1 ( ANI ): A number of Congress Ministers and MLAs' from outside the Telangana region are likely to resign by Thursday evening in the wake of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) giving its approval to the creation of a separate state of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.