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Definition of Branches

Branches
Branch Branch, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche, fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor. brank branch, bough.] 1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant. 2. Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway. Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up. --W. Irving. 3. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department. ``Branches of knowledge.' --Prescott. It is a branch and parcel of mine oath. --Shak. 4. (Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola. 5. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family. His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock. --Carew. 6. (Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters. Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear the bit, the cross chains, and the curb. Branch herring. See Alewife. Root and branch, totally, wholly. Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig.

Meaning of Branches from wikipedia

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- lateral and dorsal cutaneous branches. Distribution of cutaneous nerves. Ventral aspect. Dorsal and lateral cutaneous branches labeled at center right. Dorsal...
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- Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard a subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation...
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- Branching may refer to: Branching (linguistics), the general tendency towards a given order of words within sentences and smaller grammatical units within...
- of the three branches of American government: the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary. For example, while the legislative branch (Congress) has...