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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If the Treasury were to bifurcate "plain vanilla" convertibles into a debt instrument and a warrant, there could be serious repercussions in many areas, including OID and reorganizations.
The open question is whether Treasury will accept the congressional invitation to bifurcate. The complexity bifurcation adds to the administration of the tax laws was catalogued for the Congress and the Treasury in connection with the rejected House proposal (which would have treated certain high-yield discount debt instruments as equity for all purposes of the Code).30
It is approached from Dahlerup's winter garden along an undemonstrative glazed arcade which bifurcates into the parallel paths of the ramp and the chequered route to the antique galleries.