"branching" in the noun sense
1. branching, ramification, fork, forking
the act of branching out or dividing into branches
"branching" in the verb sense
1. ramify, branch
grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
"these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
2. branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate
divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
"The road forks"
"branching" in the adjective sense
1. branched, branching, ramose, ramous, ramate
resembling the branches of a tree
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