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Branch vs. Subsidiary

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Branchnoun

The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing.

Subsidiaryadjective

Auxiliary or supplemental.

Branchnoun

Any of the parts of something that divides like the branch of a tree.

‘the branch of an antler, a chandelier, or a railway’;

Subsidiaryadjective

Secondary or subordinate.

‘a subsidiary stream’;

Branchnoun

A creek or stream which flows into a larger river. compare Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia run, and New York and New England brook.

Subsidiaryadjective

Of, or relating to a subsidy.

‘subsidiary payments to an ally’;

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Branchnoun

(geometry) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance.

‘the branches of a hyperbola’;

Subsidiarynoun

A company owned by a parent company or a holding company, also called daughter company or sister company.

Branchnoun

A location of an organization with several locations.

‘Our main branch is downtown, and we have branches in all major suburbs.’;

Subsidiarynoun

(music) A subordinate theme.

Branchnoun

A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line.

‘the English branch of a family’;

Subsidiarynoun

One who aids or supplies; an assistant.

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Branchnoun

(Mormonism) A local congregation of the LDS Church that is not large enough to form a ward; see Wikipedia article on ward in LDS church.

Subsidiaryadjective

Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream.

‘Chief ruler and principal head everywhere, not suffragant and subsidiary.’; ‘They constituted a useful subsidiary testimony of another state of existence.’;

Branchnoun

An area in business or of knowledge, research.

Subsidiaryadjective

Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy; as, subsidiary payments to an ally.

‘George the Second relied on his subsidiary treaties.’;

Branchnoun

(nautical) A certificate given by Trinity House to a pilot qualified to take navigational control of a ship in British waters.

Subsidiarynoun

One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary.

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Branchnoun

(computer architecture) A sequence of code that is conditionally executed.

Subsidiarynoun

an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Branchnoun

(computing) A group of related files in a source control system, including for example source code, build scripts, and media such as images.

Subsidiarynoun

a company that is completely controlled by another company

Branchnoun

(rail transport) A branch line.

Subsidiaryadjective

relating to something that is added but is not essential;

‘an ancillary pump’; ‘an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism’; ‘The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other’;

Branchverb

(intransitive) To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree.

Subsidiaryadjective

functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity;

‘the main library and its auxiliary branches’;

Branchverb

(intransitive) To produce branches.

Subsidiary

A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company is a company owned or controlled by another company, which is called the parent company or holding company. Two subsidiaries that belong to the same parent company are called sister companies.

Branchverb

(ambitransitive) To (cause to) divide into separate parts or subdivisions.

Branchverb

To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.

Branchnoun

A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.

Branchnoun

Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.

‘Most of the branches , or streams, were dried up.’;

Branchnoun

Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.

‘It is a branch and parcel of mine oath.’;

Branchnoun

One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.

Branchnoun

A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family.

‘His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock.’;

Branchnoun

A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.

Branchadjective

Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, etc.; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.

Branchverb

To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.

Branchverb

To divide into separate parts or subdivision.

‘To branch out into a long disputation.’;

Branchverb

To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.

Branchverb

To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.

‘The train whereof loose far behind her strayed,Branched with gold and pearl, most richly wrought.’;

Branchnoun

an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization;

‘a branch of Congress’;

Branchnoun

a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

Branchnoun

a part of a forked or branching shape;

‘he broke off one of the branches’; ‘they took the south fork’;

Branchnoun

a natural consequence of development

Branchnoun

a stream or river connected to a larger one

Branchnoun

any projection that is thought to resemble an arm;

‘the arm of the record player’; ‘an arm of the sea’; ‘a branch of the sewer’;

Branchverb

grow and send out branches or branch-like structures;

‘these plants ramify early and get to be very large’;

Branchverb

divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;

‘The road forks’;

Branchnoun

a part of a tree which grows out from the trunk or from a bough

‘Sophie was in the branches of a tree eating an apple’;

Branchnoun

a lateral extension or subdivision extending from the main part of a river, road, railway, etc.

‘a branch of the Clinton River’;

Branchnoun

a division or office of a large business or organization, operating locally or having a particular function

‘he went to work at our Birmingham branch’;

Branchnoun

a conceptual subdivision of a family, subject, group of languages, etc.

‘a branch of mathematics called graph theory’;

Branchverb

(of a road or path) divide into one or more subdivisions

‘follow this track south until it branches into two’;

Branchverb

diverge from the main route or part

‘the road branched off at the market town’;

Branchverb

extend or expand one's activities or interests in a new direction

‘the company is branching out into Europe’;

Branchverb

(of a tree or plant) bear or send out branches

‘this rose has a tendency to branch and spread at the top’; ‘the branching heads of large yellow daisies’;

Branch

A branch (UK: or UK: , US: ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs.

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