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 for branching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branch \Branch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Branched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Branching.]
     1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches;
        to ramify.
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     2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
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     To branch off, to form a branch or a separate part; to
        diverge.
  
     To branch out, to speak diffusively; to extend one's
        discourse to other topics than the main one; also, to
        enlarge the scope of one's business, etc.
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              To branch out into a long disputation. --Spectator.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branching \Branch"ing\, a.
     Furnished with branches; shooting our branches; extending in
     a branch or branches.
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           Shaded with branching palm.              --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branching \Branch"ing\, n.
     The act or state of separation into branches; division into
     branches; a division or branch.
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           The sciences, with their numerous branchings. --L.
                                                    Watts.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  branching
      adj 1: having branches [syn: branched, branching, ramose,
             ramous, ramate]
      2: resembling the branches of a tree
      n 1: the act of branching out or dividing into branches [syn:
           branching, ramification, fork, forking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "branching":
     V-shaped, Y-shaped, arboreal, arborescence, arborescent,
     arboriform, arborization, bifidity, biforked, biforking, bifurcate,
     bifurcated, bifurcation, bipartition, bisected, bisection, bowery,
     branched, branching off, branchlike, branchy, by two, cleft,
     cloven, crotched, cutting in two, dendriform, dendritic,
     dichotomous, dichotomy, dimidiate, dimidiation, divarication,
     divided, division, foliaged, foliate, foliated, foliose, forked,
     forking, forklike, furcate, furcation, halved, halving, in half,
     leafy, leaved, leavy, pronged, ramate, ramification, ramified,
     ramose, ramous, riven, split, subdivision, tree-shaped, treelike,
     treelikeness, tridentlike, trifurcate, trifurcated, trifurcation,
     twiggy
  
  

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