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.
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In Figure 2(b), Pm is the branching point of the aorta and coronary artery.
For now, these differences are just another branching point for researchers to further understand how autism affects our brain and behavior.
A point b [member of] T is said to be a branching point if there are three distinct points x, y, z [member of] T\{b} with [x, b] [intersection] [y, b] = [x, b] [intersection] [z, b] = [y, b] [intersection] [z, b] = {b}.
The uppermost branching point in the trunk of a tree is the uppermost point in the trunk of degree greater than 2.
Alumae studied small stationary elastic axisymmetric vibrations of a truncated conical shell of revolution in [36], and noted that in some frequency range the equations of membrane vibrations have a branching point in the interval of integration.
The distance from the inguinal ligament to the first branching point of the femoral nerve was 1.50 [+ or -] 0.47 cm (range 1-2cm).
However, if (13) holds but (12) does not, gradual evolution will proceed towards a singularity at which any nearby mutant can invade such that the resident pathogen can undergo evolutionary branching and in which case the singularity will become an evolutionary branching point. The evolving pathogen will turn dimorphic after evolutionary branching.
For a field evaluated by a branching point, the semantics is highly uncertain since binary instructions contain poor semantic information.
But at the branching point leading to gorillas, chimps and humans - which represents an ancestor that lived roughly 10 million years ago - the enzyme becomes a powerful alcohol digester.