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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In many cases, the medical issues and damage issues will appear on the motion calendar and can be disposed of by bifurcating the case if the other points of the analysis are positive.
Other demands are for: Bhojpur by including Bhojuri-speaking areas of Bihar and eastern UP, Mithilanchal by including Maithili-speaking areas of north Bihar, Saurashtra by including Kutch and other surrounding areas of Gujarat, Coorg by bifurcating Karnataka and Cooch Behar with inclusion of certain districts of West Bengal and Assam.
By bifurcating the property, Church & Dwight was able to create significant value," explained Start Danzig, executive director at Cushman & Wakefield's New Jersey headquarters in East Rutherford, who represented the seller.
The corporate debtor continues to report all income and retain all of its tax attributes and does not have the option of bifurcating its tax year.