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branch

 (brănch)
n.
1.
a. A secondary woody stem or limb growing from the trunk or main stem of a tree or shrub or from another secondary limb.
b. A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
2. Something that resembles a branch of a tree, as in form or function, as:
a. A secondary outgrowth or subdivision of a main axis, such as the tine of a deer's antlers.
b. Anatomy An offshoot or a division of the main portion of a structure, especially that of a nerve, blood vessel, or lymphatic vessel; a ramus.
3. A limited part of a larger or more complex unit or system, especially:
a. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas: the judicial branch of government; the branch of medicine called neurology.
b. A division of a business or other organization.
c. A division of a family, categorized by descent from a particular ancestor.
d. Linguistics A subdivision of a family of languages, such as the Germanic branch of Indo-European.
4.
a. A tributary of a river.
b. Chiefly Southern US See creek. See Note at run.
c. A divergent section of a river, especially near the mouth.
5. Mathematics A part of a curve that is separated, as by discontinuities or extreme points.
6. Computers
a. A sequence of program instructions to which the normal sequence of instructions relinquishes control, depending on the value of certain variables.
b. The instructions executed as the result of such a passing of control.
7. Chemistry A bifurcation in a linear chain of atoms, especially in an organic molecule where isomeric hydrocarbon groups can vary in the location and number of these bifurcations of the carbon chain.
v. branched, branch·ing, branch·es
v.intr.
1. To put forth a branch or branches; spread by dividing.
2. To come forth as a branch or subdivision; develop or diverge from: an unpaved road that branches from the main road; a theory that branches from an older system of ideas.
3. Computers To relinquish control to another set of instructions or another routine as a result of the presence of a branch.
v.tr.
1. To separate (something) into branches.
2. To embroider (something) with a design of foliage or flowers.
Phrasal Verbs:
branch off
To diverge from a main body or path: a new faction that branched off from an established political party.
branch out
1. To develop branches or tributaries: a river that branches out into a delta.
2. To expand the scope of one's interests or activities: a knitter who branched out into crocheting.

[Middle English, from Old French branche, from Late Latin branca, paw, perhaps from Gaulish *branka; perhaps akin to Lithuanian ranka and Russian *ruka, hand.]

branch′less adj.
branch′y adj.
Synonyms: branch, arm1, fork, offshoot
These nouns denote something resembling or structurally similar to a limb of a tree: a branch of a railroad; an arm of the sea; the western fork of the river; an offshoot of a mountain range.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.branchless - having no branches
branchy - having many branches; "a branchy tree trunk"
References in classic literature ?
At places gaunt scaffolding poles rose like the branchless trees of the brick desert.
"At the end of this corridor I shall come to a spiral runway, which I must follow down instead of up; after that the way is along but a single branchless corridor.
Between us and her stretched up a tall pine, wondrously straight and slender and branchless to its very top, where it overflowed in a crest of dark boughs against the silvery splendour behind it.
Branchless banking transactions are conducted in two ways: mobile wallet and over-the-counter (OTC).
Machhapuchre Benk Lts has brought into operation additional 13 branchless banking service centers in Jhapa and 1 in Letang, Morang of No 1 Province.
Telenor Microfinance Bank's branchless banking platform - Easypaisa, is the ideal solution for Pakistan's largest ride hailing service Careem to create a shared 'cash-less' digital economy that will create value for all stakeholders.
Working towards financial inclusion, JS Bank, one of the fastest growing financial institutions of Pakistan has partnered with Special Communication Organization (SCO), the leading telecom operator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJandK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) for provision of branchless banking services in these areas.
It is important to highlight that since biometric verification of mobile connections in 2015, more than 23.5 million new branchless banking accounts were added in market.
Figures show that branchless banking has soared in Pakistan.
Branchless banking (BB) represents a significantly cheaper alternative to conventional branch-based banking that allows financial institutions and other commercial players to offer financial services outside traditional bank premises by using delivery channels like retail agents and mobile phones.
He further added that the outreach, trust and delivery of services rendered by post offices in the remote areas provide unmatched opportunities for expansion of Branchless banking networks.
UBL Omni Branchless banking allows commercial players to offer financial services outside traditional bank premises.