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  • n. Plural form of branching.

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Examples

  • It will be observed that the braid forms irregular lines that recall the branchings of coral, and it will be a very easy matter for an amateur lace-maker to similarly arrange her braid for any purpose she desires.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

  • Phylogenetic trees are formed by branchings, not natural selection.

    About 'What Darwin Got Wrong'

  • Zachriel: Phylogenetic trees are formed by branchings, not natural selection. angryoldfatman: Phylogenetic trees are formed by the imaginations of human beings sorting things.

    About 'What Darwin Got Wrong'

  • Note that there are two cases, a soft dichotomy wherein there is insufficient data to resolve the order of events, and a hard dichotomy where there were multiple, simultaneous branchings in fact.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • The universal phylogenetic tree, therefore, is not an organismal tree at its base but gradually becomes one as its peripheral branchings emerge.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • The "direction" is distance from the trunk measured in number of branchings.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • However, the broad outlines are clear, as are many individual branchings.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Even after many branchings, most characteristics will be traceable to the original species, but each branch will have its own unique characteristics.

    A New Book

  • How often it branched, and whether those branchings were in time, or in developmental space, would require a much closer reading of Lamarck than I have time for.

    Happy Lamarck Day - The Panda's Thumb

  • Their progress through the sunny Third Level branchings was rapid and uninterrupted.

    Shopgirls

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