[ left-bran-ching, -brahn- ]
/ ˈlɛftˌbræn tʃɪŋ, -ˌbrɑn- /
(of a grammatical construction) characterized by greater structural complexity in the position preceding the head, as the phrase my brother's friend's house; having most of the constituents on the left in a tree diagram (opposed to right-branching).
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Origin of left-branching
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby left-branching
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