branch · noun C /bræntʃ/Full view
branch (TREE)
B1 one of the many parts of a tree that grows out from its trunk
Dictionary example:

Birds often make nests in the top branches of the tree.

Learner example:

She slowly climbed the tree and sat on one of the biggest branches. (First Certificate in English; B2; Polish)

branch (BUSINESS)
B1 one of several stores, offices, etc. that are part of a company or organization
Dictionary examples:

I used to work in the local branch of a large bank.

She's a branch manager.

Learner example:

He has come from our branch office in New York, where he worked as [an] assistant. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

branch (SUBJECT)
B2 a part of a subject
Dictionary example:

Immunology is a branch of biological science.

Learner example:

As a matter of fact, in[n]ovations have taken place quite frequently in every branch of science. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)

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