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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Branching  \Branch"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  or  state  of  separation  into  branches;  division  into 
  branches;  a  division  or  branch. 
 
  The  sciences,  with  their  numerous  branchings.  --L. 
  Watts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Branch  \Branch\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Branched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Branching}.] 
  1.  To  shoot  or  spread  in  branches;  to  separate  into  branches; 
  to  ramify. 
 
  2.  To  divide  into  separate  parts  or  subdivision. 
 
  {To  branch  off},  to  form  a  branch  or  a  separate  part  to 
  diverge. 
 
  {To  branch  out},  to  speak  diffusively;  to  extend  one's 
  discourse  to  other  topics  than  the  main  one  also  to 
  enlarge  the  scope  of  one's  business,  etc 
 
  To  branch  out  into  a  long  disputation.  --Spectator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Branching  \Branch"ing\,  a. 
  Furnished  with  branches;  shooting  our  branches;  extending  in 
  a  branch  or  branches. 
 
  Shaded  with  branching  palm.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  branching 
  adj  1:  having  branches  [syn:  {branched}] 
  2:  resembling  the  branches  of  a  tree 
  n  :  the  act  of  branching  out  or  dividing  into  branches  [syn:  {ramification}, 
  {fork},  {forking}] 




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