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Princeton's WordNet

  1. branching, ramification, fork, forkingadjective

    the act of branching out or dividing into branches

  2. branched, branching, ramose, ramous, ramateadjective

    having branches

  3. branchingadjective

    resembling the branches of a tree


  1. branchingnoun

    A process of forming a branch.


  1. branching

    Branching refers to the process of creating different paths or directions for progress or development from a single starting point. It can be applied in various contexts, including computer science, where it denotes a point in a program where the program chooses between different alternatives; in biology, for explaining how a single cell can create multiple new types, or in project management, where it refers to the division of a project into different tasks or sub-tasks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Branching

    of Branch

  2. Branchingadjective

    furnished with branches; shooting our branches; extending in a branch or branches

  3. Branchingnoun

    the act or state of separation into branches; division into branches; a division or branch


  1. Branching

    In linguistics, branching refers to the shape of the parse trees that represent the structure of sentences. Parse trees that grow downward as speech and processing proceeds left to right are right-branching, whereas parse trees that grow upwards as speech and processing proceeds left to right are left-branching. Taking a top-down perspective, parse trees that grow down and to the right are right-branching, and parse trees that grow down and to the left are left-branching. The direction of branching is a reflex of the position of heads in phrases, and in this regard, right-branching structures are head-initial, whereas left-branching structures are head-final. English has both right-branching and left-branching structures, although it is more right-branching than left-branching. Other languages such as Japanese and Turkish are strongly left-branching.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of branching in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of branching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of branching in a Sentence

  1. Shawn Robbins:

    I would expect some branching out to occur, likely with spin-off series and crossovers that focus on periphery characters within the 007 universe, ultimately, though, the health of the brand is best maintained by making sure it continues to evolve without sacrificing part of what made it uniquely great to begin with : movie theaters.

  2. Andrew Block:

    A fine watch can signify an achievement, like branching out on your own, graduating university, or getting your first job, it can mark a new stage in your life.

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