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embranchment

[em-branch-muh nt, -brahnch-] /ɛmˈbræntʃ mənt, -ˈbrɑntʃ-/
noun
1.
a branching or ramification.
2.
a branch.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French embranchement, equivalent to em- em-1 + branche branch + -ment -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for embranchment

embranchment

/ɪmˈbrɑːntʃmənt/
noun
1.
the process of branching out, esp by a river
2.
a branching out or ramification, as of a river or mountain range
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