branch

branch
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. member, arm, bough, limb, ramification; shoot, offshoot; part.See ancestry. — v. i. fork, divide, bifurcate; radiate, diverge. See disjunction.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A part, usually of secondary importance]
Syn. tributary, outpost, chapter, member, part, office, bureau, division, subdivision, section, derivative, Dependency, subsidiary, affiliate, arm, wing, classification, department, category, ramification, local office, branch office, branch factory, etc.; see also division 2 .
2. [A secondary shoot]
Syn. bough, limb, offshoot, sprig, twig, sucker, scion, bud, arm, fork, growth.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. limb bough, arm, twig, offshoot.
2.unit division, subdivision, department, bureau, wing, affiliate, arm, chapter, office. 3.tributary channel, feeder, stream.
II
v.
fork, spread, divide, bifurcate, diverge, grow.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something resembling or structurally analogous to a tree branch: arm, fork, offshoot. See PART. 2. An area of academic study that is part of a larger body of learning: discipline, specialty. See PART. 3. A local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business: affiliate, division, subsidiary. See PART. 4. A component of government that performs a given function: agency, arm, department, division, organ, wing. See PART. 5. A part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor: division, offshoot, subdivision. See PART. 6. Chiefly Regional. A small stream: brook1, creek. Chiefly Regional: kill2, run. See DRY. II verb To separate into branches or branchlike parts. Also used with out: bifurcate, diverge, divide, fork, ramify, subdivide. See PART.

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