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Having the size, form, or characteristics of a tree; treelike.

[Latin arborēscēns, arborēscent-, present participle of arborēscere, to grow to be a tree, from arbor, tree.]

ar′bo·res′cence n.
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Thus passed the leafy time when arborescence seems to be the one thing aimed at out of doors.
Similarly, the liberalist narrative of the open road clashes oddly and greatly with the arborescence of American patriotism.
From the point of view of predictive research, some contributions point to arborescence explanatory patterns and establish a strong correlation with personal factors such as the illness or educational factors, consisting of learning difficulties, difficult courses or institutional factors relating to the university campus environment (Rai, 2014).
The occurrence of radially-elongate (procumbent) cells in rays is certainly related to arborescence. The bigger the diameter of a stem, the greater the value of radial flow of photosynthates into and out of the stem.
manifested knot of an arborescence of associations or conflicting
La principale caracteristique est que son mode de pensee est en arborescence. Lorsqu'une stimulation active sa pensee, comme une parole, l'enfant a haut potentiel raisonne en faisant des associations d'idees.
Generic-XACML is based on XACML but defines a specific arborescence of the elements.
A diagnosis of lipoma arborescence of bilateral knee joint and suprapatellar compartment was made based on classical imaging findings of fat signal intensity frond-like synovial proliferation with associated effusion.
Une arborescence des themes et des sous-themes a ete creee pour faire ressortir les ecarts de discours entre les acteurs, notamment entre les employeurs et les representants syndicaux.
When P = V, the Steiner tree problem is minimum arborescence problem, which can be worked out in polynomial time [36].
There are four usual types of PDs reported until now: (1) the first one is an internal PD in insulation material with different types of cavities [3, 4]; (2) the corona discharge is a PD produced by sharp edges [4, 5]; (3) electrical arborescence is generated by the combination of the corona discharge and superficial PD; (4) superficial PDs occur when there is effort on the surface of the dielectric, and usually they are presented in caps, cable ends, and the overheating of the generator windings and if a discharge reaches the surface from the outside [4, 5].