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branch

1. a secondary woody stem arising from the trunk or bough of a tree or the main stem of a shrub
2. a subdivision of the stem or root of any other plant
3. US any small stream
4. Maths a section of a curve separated from the rest of the curve by discontinuities or special points
5. Computing a departure from the normal sequence of programmed instructions into a separate program area
6. Physics an alternative route in an atomic or nuclear decay series

Branch

 

an extension of a river. A branch is produced by sedimentation in the form of an alluvial islet or island or by breaks in meanders. A myriad of branches is especially characteristic of deltas. Less frequently, branches are produced when a current must bypass nonerodible rock projecting from the river bottom. Depending on changes in a stream’s regime, the current shapes alternating branches. A branch may become the principal stream when the original stream gradually shallows and turns into a secondary branch.

Local Russian names for branches include volozhka (Volga), poloi (Severnaia Dvina), rechishche (Dnieper), starodon’e (Don), and girlo (Danube). Secondary branches are called channels.


Branch

 

an organization that is a part of another organization, enterprise, or institution and that has the status of a juridical person. The branch performs some of the parent organization’s functions, frequently in a place other than the organization’s headquarters. In Soviet law, branches are established according to procedures specified in the legislation of the USSR and Union republics. In civil operations, a branch acts on behalf of the legal person that formed it; the authority to do so comes from a power of attorney given to the director of the branch (art. 31 of the Civil Code of the RSFSR). The status of a representative of a legal person differs from that of a branch in that the former always operates in a place other than the headquarters of the organization and performs some auxiliary, rather than primary, function or activity.

branch

[branch]
(botany)
A shoot or secondary stem on the trunk or a limb of a tree.
(computer science)
Any one of a number of instruction sequences in a program to which computer control is passed, depending upon the status of one or more variables.
(electricity)
A portion of a network consisting of one or more two-terminal elements in series. Also known as arm.
(engineering)
In a piping system, a pipe that originates in or discharges into another pipe. Also known as branch line.
(hydrology)
A small stream that merges into another, generally bigger, stream.
(mathematics)
A complex function which is analytic in some domain and which takes on one of the values of a multiple-valued function in that domain.
A section of a curve that is separated from other sections of the curve by discontinuities, singular points, or other special points such as maxima and minima.
(nuclear physics)
A product resulting from one mode of decay of a radioactive nuclide that has two or more modes of decay.
(organic chemistry)
(science and technology)
An area of study representing an independent offshoot of a related basic discipline.

branch

In plumbing, a pipe which originates in or discharges into a main, submain, riser, or stack.

branch

(mathematics)
An edge in a tree.

branch

(programming)
A jump.

branch

(1) In a low-level programming language, a statement that directs the computer to go to some other part of the program. In assembly languages, "branch" or "jump" instructions provide this capability. In high-level languages, a "goto" statement, as well as several other programming constructs, provide the equivalent of the branch. For example, "IF A EQUALS B GOTO MATCH_ROUTINE." See branch prediction and do loop.

(2) A connection between two blocks in a flowchart or two nodes in a network.
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The branches are not what they were when I was young.
Generations of monkeys had been scared into good behavior by the stories their elders told them of Kaa, the night thief, who could slip along the branches as quietly as moss grows, and steal away the strongest monkey that ever lived; of old Kaa, who could make himself look so like a dead branch or a rotten stump that the wisest were deceived, till the branch caught them.
Aparri, Cagayan - Branch 7; Ilagan City, Isabela - Branch 18; Santiago City, Branch 36; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya - Branch 27; Balanga City, Bataan - Branch 3; Malolos City - Branches 11, 15, and 84; Cabanatuan City - Branches 25 and 30; Guimba, Nueva Ecija - Branch 31; Gapan City - Branches 34 and 35; Sto.
Since the losses of true foreign branches are less likely to be put to a foreign use and any triggering events must be recaptured and reported to the IRS under the domestic use election, subjecting true foreign branches to annual certification is a significant increase in administrative burden.
Much like Ella Baker, a former Field Secretary and Director of Branches, Bolin adhered to the principles of "participatory democracy," and as such resented what she saw as the "contemptuous and scornful attitude on the part of the paid staff and a majority of the Board toward the NAACP Branches and people who work in the branches.
Bank represented that as a result of the merger of its predecessor banks in 1990, Bank consolidated two branches in a shopping center in the Edgecombe County portion of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina banking market ("Rocky Mount Market") (10) into one location from which it continues to provide banking services and has retained the other location in the shopping center as a mail center and storage facility.
And more growth can mean diseased, dead, damaged or deranged branches - the four dreaded D's of tree-trimming.
Medially to laterally, the facial nerve branches include 11 structures of note (figure 4):
We are confident that the impact on the customers of both branches will be minimal, as the Stephanie branch facility is easily accessible, can accommodate large customer volume and has adequate space for additional staffing if necessary," said Mr.
CL-2015-077 issued last week showed that the BSP had approved the application of the following universal and commercial banks to open new regular branches as well as extension offices: BDO Unibank Inc.
Often nestled among mundane strip malls, such branches add a special luster, twist or sense of community purpose to its own curb or corner.

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