branch vs offset what difference

what is difference between branch and offset

English

Alternative forms

  • braunch (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English branche, braunche, bronche, from Old French branche, branke, from Late Latin branca (footprint”, later also “paw, claw) (whence Middle High German pranke, German Pranke (paw)), of unknown origin.

Perhaps of Celtic origin, from a hypothetical Gaulish *vranca, from Proto-Indo-European *wrónk-eh₂. If so, then Indo-European cognates include Old Norse vró (angle, corner), Lithuanian rankà (hand), Old Church Slavonic рѫка (rǫka, hand), Albanian rangë (yardwork).

The verb is from Middle English braunchen, from the noun.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: bränch, IPA(key): /bɹɑːntʃ/
  • (US, Northern England) enPR: brănch, IPA(key): /bɹæntʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːntʃ, -æntʃ

Noun

branch (plural branches)

  1. The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing.
  2. Any of the parts of something that divides like the branch of a tree.
  3. (chiefly Southern US) A creek or stream which flows into a larger river. (compare Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia run, and New York and New England brook.)
  4. (geometry) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance.
  5. A location of an organization with several locations.
  6. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line.
    • 1602, Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall
      his father, a younger branch of the ancient stock
  7. (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.
  8. An area in business or of knowledge, research.
  9. (nautical) A certificate given by Trinity House to a pilot qualified to take navigational control of a ship in British waters.
  10. (computing) A sequence of code that is conditionally executed.
  11. (computing) A group of related files in a source control system, including for example source code, build scripts, and media such as images.
  12. (rail transport) A branch line.

Synonyms

  • (part of a tree): bough, limb, tiller, tillow, twig; see also Thesaurus:tree

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

branch (third-person singular simple present branches, present participle branching, simple past and past participle branched)

  1. (intransitive) To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree.
  2. (intransitive) To produce branches.
    • 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, “Life Loves Living,” [2]:
      The tree throve and branched so heavily that the windows of Lower West and the Doll’s Flat were darkened.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) divide into separate parts or subdivisions.
  4. (intransitive, computing) To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.
  5. (transitive, colloquial) To discipline (a union member) at a branch meeting.
    • 2003, Paul Routledge, The Bumper Book of British Lefties (page 199)
      His staff were ‘not journalists, but Communists’, he maintained. Nonetheless, in 1948 his vigorous editorship took the paper’s circulation to 120,000 a day. The following year, he was ‘branched’ by the National Union of Journalists for an intemperate attack on Fleet Street.

Related terms

  • branch off
  • branch out

Translations

References

Further reading

  • branch on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • branch (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French branche (branch).

Noun

branch

  1. branch

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

branch

  1. Alternative form of braunche

Etymology 2

Verb

branch

  1. Alternative form of braunchen


English

Etymology

From off- +‎ set, used to construct the noun form of the verb to set off.

Pronunciation

  • Noun:
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒf.sɛt/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑf.sɛt/
  • Verb:
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ɒfˈsɛt/, /ˈɒf.sɛt/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ɑfˈsɛt/, /ˈɑf.sɛt/

Noun

offset (plural offsets)

  1. Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
  2. (international trade) A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
  3. (obsolete, c. 1555) A time at which something begins; outset.
  4. (printing, often attributive) The offset printing process, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.
  5. (programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
  6. (signal analysis) The displacement between the base level of a measurement and the signal’s real base level.
  7. The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
  8. (surveying) A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.
  9. An abrupt bend in an object, such as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.
  10. (botany) A short prostrate shoot that takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc.
  11. A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
  12. (architecture) A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; a set-off.
  13. (architecture) A terrace on a hillside.
  14. away from or off from the general locations and area where a movie’s, a film‘s, or a video’s scenery is arranged to be filmed or from those places for actors, assorted crew, director, producers which are typically not filmed.

Translations

Verb

offset (third-person singular simple present offsets, present participle offsetting, simple past and past participle offset or offsetted)

  1. (transitive) To counteract or compensate for, by applying a change in the opposite direction.
  2. (transitive) To place out of line.
  3. (transitive) To form an offset in (a wall, rod, pipe, etc.).

Translations

See also

  • onset

Anagrams

  • set off, set-off, setoff

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • ofsete

Noun

offset m (plural offsets)

  1. (programming) offset (byte difference between memory addresses)
  2. (printing) offset (a printing method)

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