branch point

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branch point

[′branch ‚pȯint]
(computer science)
A point in a computer program at which there is a branch instruction.
(electricity)
A terminal in an electrical network that is common to more than two elements or parts of elements of the network. Also known as junction point; node.
(mathematics)
A point at which two or more sheets of a Riemann surface join together.
In bifurcation theory, a value of a parameter in a nonlinear equation at which solutions branch off from the basic solution.