embranchment

[ em-branch-muh nt, -brahnch- ]
/ ɛmˈbræntʃ mənt, -ˈbrɑntʃ- /

noun

a branching or ramification.

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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
/ (ɪmˈbrɑːntʃmənt) /

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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