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left-branching

[left-bran-ching, -brahn-] /ˈlɛftˌbræn tʃɪŋ, -ˌbrɑn-/
adjective, Linguistics
1.
(of a grammatical construction) characterized by greater structural complexity in the position preceding the head, as the phrase my brother's friend's house; having most of the constituents on the left in a tree diagram (opposed to right-branching).
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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