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branch point

noun
1.
Electricity. a point in an electric network at which three or more conductors meet.
2.
Mathematics. a point such that analytic continuation of a given function of a complex variable in a small neighborhood of the point produces a different functional value at the point.
Origin of branch point
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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