Definition of Forking

1. Noun. The place where something divides into branches.

Exact synonyms: Furcation
Generic synonyms: Angular Shape, Angularity
Specialized synonyms: Bifurcation
Terms within: Branch, Leg, Ramification
Derivative terms: Fork, Furcate



2. Noun. The act of branching out or dividing into branches.
Exact synonyms: Branching, Fork, Ramification
Generic synonyms: Division
Specialized synonyms: Bifurcation, Trifurcation, Divarication, Fibrillation
Derivative terms: Bifurcate, Bifurcate, Fork, Fork, Ramify, Ramify

Definition of Forking

1. Verb. (present participle of fork) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forking

1. fork [v] - See also: fork

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forking

forked over
forked tongue
forkedly
forkedness
forken
forker
forkers
forkful
forkfuls
forkhead
forkheads
forkier
forkiest
forkiness
forkinesses
forking (current term)
forking out
forking over
forkless
forklift
forklifted
forklifting
forklifts
forklike
forkmaker
forkmakers
forks
forks in the road
forks out
forks over

Literary usage of Forking

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"IL FORKIN, forking, ». 1. Synon. with Cleaving, or the parting between the thighs, ... In pL forking». Where a river divides into more branches than one, ..."

2. A Treatise on Pruning Forest and Ornamental Trees by Amédée Des Cars (1906)
"Double or forking Branches. — In the case of a double branch, or of a branch forking close to the trunk of the tree, one of these branches (Fig. ..."

3. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"Stem hairy or woolly, at length many-flowered ; peduncles elongated, the earliest one simple ; lateral ones several times forking, and bearing a 2-leaved ..."

4. The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopædia: Comprehending Practical by Luke Hebert (1848)
"'forking, particularly as respects the consumption of fuel. One objection to air-engines is, that the changes of volume do not take place with sufficient ..."

5. British Farmer's Magazine (1847)
"Each acre was stumped out separately ; but the greater luxuriance of the crops from the forking was so remarkable, that the stumps were rendered quite ..."

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