branch point


noun

Electricity. a point in an electric network at which three or more conductors meet.
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.

Nearby words

  1. branch line,
  2. branch off,
  3. branch officer,
  4. branch out,
  5. branch plant,
  6. branch water,
  7. branch wilt,
  8. branch-,
  9. branched chain,
  10. branched chain ketoaciduria

Origin of branch point

First recorded in 1875–80

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