embranchment

[em-branch-muh nt, -brahnch-]

noun

a branching or ramification.

Nearby words

  1. emboîté,
  2. embrace,
  3. embraceor,
  4. embracery,
  5. embracive,
  6. embrangle,
  7. embrasure,
  8. embrittle,
  9. embrittlement,
  10. embrocate

Origin of embranchment

1820–30; < French embranchement, equivalent to em- em-1 + branche branch + -ment -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for embranchment

embranchment

noun

the process of branching out, esp by a river
a branching out or ramification, as of a river or mountain range
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