branch vs subdivision what difference

what is difference between branch and subdivision

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 sub- +‎ division.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌbdɪvɪʒən/

Noun

subdivision (countable and uncountable, plural subdivisions)

  1. (countable, uncountable) A division into smaller pieces of something that has already been divided.
  2. (countable) Such a piece that has been divided.
    Work on one subdivision at a time.
  3. (countable) A parcel of land that has been divided into lots.
  4. (countable) A group of houses created by the same builder or in the same general area.
    They’re putting in a new subdivision out past Black Ranch Road.
  5. (Philippines) A gated community.
    • 1999, Vicente L. Rafael, Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colonial Vietnam, SEAP Publications (→ISBN), page 81:
      … By the 1970s, cattle rustling had fallen by the wayside, as tractors replaced carabaos and industrial estates and residential subdivisions supplanted rice fields as the mainstays of Cavite’s suburban northern towns.
    • 2014, Rodelio B. Carating, Raymundo G. Galanta, Clarita D. Bacatio, The Soils of the Philippines, Springer Science & Business (→ISBN), page 51:
      As the farms give way to the residential subdivisions and industrial estates, the centuries-old traditional Filipino houses, slightly raised above grounds and standing on stilts, are abandoned in the quest for more living space.

Derived terms

  • subdiv.

Translations

Verb

subdivision (third-person singular simple present subdivisions, present participle subdivisioning, simple past and past participle subdivisioned)

  1. (uncommon) To separate something into smaller pieces.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Noun

subdivision f (plural subdivisions)

  1. subdivision

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