Meaning of Fork
What is Fork:
A bifurcation can be the action and effect of bifurcating, the division of something into two arms or branches, or the place where this division occurs.
The word, as such, comes from Latin bifurcation, bifurcationis, which in turn derives from the Latin bifurcus, which means 'forked'.
Thus, a bifurcation may refer, in transit, to that which occurs on a road, highway, street or avenue, to become two different roads. For example: "At this fork you can choose between going to the city or returning to the town."
In geography, a bifurcation will also refer to the division that occurs in the main current of a river, to generate two new currents whose courses split. For example: "The Casiquiare River is born from a fork in the Orinoco River."
See also Rio.
Synonyms of bifurcation can be branch, branch, derivation, division, separation, split, detour, etc.
In English, bifurcation can be translated as fork. For instance: "She is waiting in the fork of a road”(She is waiting at the fork in the road).
Branch in programming
In the field of computer science, branches are created at certain points on a command line for executing a program. At these points, said program must execute an order if a certain condition is met, and another in the opposite case. For these situations, there are three types of possible branches:
- Simple branching: the command is only executed when the condition is met.
- Full fork: A command is executed in case a certain condition is met, but there will also be other commands that will be executed in case it is not.
- Multiple branching: a command is executed in case a condition A is met, another in case a condition B is met, or others in case the previously mentioned conditions (A and B, and others) are not met.