Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A subdivision that has common differentiating characteristics within a larger branch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A branch that is itself an offshoot of a branch of something.
  • n. Part of a branch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A subdivision of a branch, in any sense of that word.
  • n. Specifically, in zoölogical classification, a prime division of a branch or phylum; a subphylum.

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Examples

  • Living languages of the Iranian subbranch include Farsi, Tajik, and Dari all descended from Middle Persian, the language of such celebrated poets as Rumi and Hafez, as well as Kurdish, Baluchi, Pashto, and Ossetic.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Jan 24 2008 Whoops, Eyak isn't quite an Athabaskan language but rather a coordinate subbranch of the Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit family, according to the Alaska Native Language Center.

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  • His central theme is that these concepts make evolutionary biology an autonomous science, and not merely a subbranch of physics.

    Taking a Chance on Evolution

  • This will make it easier to reposition a newly unfolded subbranch.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • · (MNP) Unfolding a node now selects the entire subbranch.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • After counting the each of the subbranch and collecting the results in dictionaries, the dictionaries were merged together.clojure. core/merge-with

    Planet Python

  • Pelletier’s modesty, a subbranch of his Québécois self-deprecating humor, could hardly endure such a fuss.

    THE SECOND MARK

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