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Meaning of BRANCHING

Pronunciation:  br'anching

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of branching out or dividing into branches
  2. [adj]  resembling the branches of a tree
  3. [adj]  having branches

BRANCHING is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: branched, branchy, divergent, diverging, fork, forking, ramate, ramification, ramose, ramous
 See Also: bifurcation, divarication, division, fibrillation, trifurcation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Branch"ing\, a.
    Furnished with branches; shooting our branches; extending in
    a branch or branches.
          Shaded with branching palm.              --Milton.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
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