Definition of Branching

1. Noun. The act of branching out or dividing into branches.

Exact synonyms: Fork, Forking, Ramification
Generic synonyms: Division
Specialized synonyms: Bifurcation, Trifurcation, Divarication, Fibrillation
Derivative terms: Bifurcate, Bifurcate, Fork, Fork, Ramify, Ramify

2. Adjective. Having branches.
Exact synonyms: Branched, Ramate, Ramose, Ramous
Similar to: Branchy

3. Adjective. Resembling the branches of a tree.
Similar to: Divergent, Diverging

Definition of Branching

1. a. Furnished with branches; shooting our branches; extending in a branch or branches.

2. n. The act or state of separation into branches; division into branches; a division or branch.

Definition of Branching

1. Verb. (present participle of branch) ¹

2. Noun. A process of forming a branch. ¹

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Definition of Branching

1. branch [v] - See also: branch

Medical Definition of Branching

1. The act or state of separation into branches; division into branches; a division or branch. "The sciences, with their numerous branchings." (L. Watts) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Branching

branchial cleft cyst
branchial clefts
branchial cyst
branchial efferent column
branchial fissure
branchial groove
branchial mesoderm
branchial pouches
branchial region
branching (current term)
branching enzyme
branching factor
branching ratio
branchio-oto-renal syndrome
branchiomeric muscles

Literary usage of Branching

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1. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1889)
"This case supports the theory put forward in this Journal that these abnormal branching palms are the result of injury to the trees. ..."

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