Definitions for "Branching"
Keywords:  forking, sequential, cvshome, uac, sip
To depart from the normal, sequential flow in a computer program and go to some other part of the program.
Branching is to take a piece of code into a different line of development. Unlike forking, branching usually ends up merging with the original code base. More information can be found in: Compare with forking Branching from Branching from "A Free CVS Book"
A proxy server can send each SIP request to multiple destinations (either using forking or sending the request sequentially). Each downstream SIP request is sent on its own branch (which is represented by its own UAC in the proxy server). See also: tag, UAC
Lateral extension points in a polymer chain.
In polymer chemistry, branching occurs by the replacement of a substituent, e.g, a hydrogen atom, on a monomer subunit, by another covalently bonded chain of that polymer; or, in the case of a graft copolymer, by a chain of another type. In crosslinking rubber by vulcanization, short sulfur branches link polyisoprene chains (or a synthetic variant) into a multipy-branched thermosetting elastomer. Rubber can also be so completely vulcanized that it becomes a rigid solid, so hard it can be used as the bit in a smoking pipe.
See dimorphic branching, orthotropic branching, plagiotropic branching
resembling the branches of a tree
The process of creating an independent item that is derived from a corresponding item in a parent view. In the case of a text file, the branched item can later be merged with the file from which it originated. For example, the development of a product for a new operating system may start with the existing files for the first operating system as its base. Also a branch of a tree, such as the StarTeam folder hierarchy or a topic tree.
In linguistics, branching is the general tendency towards a given order of words within sentences and smaller grammatical units within sentences (such as subordinate propositions, prepositional phrases, etc.). Such ordering and nesting of phrases can be represented as a tree where branches can be divided into other minor branches, which may also branch in turn.
An instructional technique, usually in the form of programmed text, in which the learner's next step of instruction is determined by her response to a previous step. Two or more directions in a program path can go from a decision point.
Instructions other than the usual incrementing that cause the processor program counter to change. Branches can be either conditional or not.
A tutorial structure that progresses through material in a path that depends on the learner's response to questions.
to offer the user of an interactive program several possible choices of action in order to move from one sequence to another.
describes the process of choosing among a sequence of choices or actions to produce another sequence of choices. This process is used in the "scanning" method of access.
A programming technique which allows users of interactive video, multimedia courseware, or online training to choose from several courses of action in moving from one sequence to another.
Branching, in revision control and software configuration management, is the duplication of an object under revision control (usually a source code file) in such a way that the newly created object has initially the same contents as the version branched off from, and (more importantly) development (creation of new versions) can happen parallelly along both branches.
Branching allows the instructor to direct the flow of the course based upon a student's performance. In WebCT any column in the Manage Student Gradebook can be used as a basis for branching.
The divergence of seaweed fronds to for articulated branching systems.
Keywords:  rosette, indoor, fax, routers, adapters
It is possible to connect multiple telephones, fax machines or modems to one indoor rosette that leads to an analog telephone line. This configuration is called branching. Terminal adapters and dial-up routers may not support branching at all, or allow only a certain number of devices to be "branched". Usually this number is limited to three or even less.
Furnished with branches; shooting our branches; extending in a branch or branches.
Keywords:  division, separation, act
The act or state of separation into branches; division into branches; a division or branch.
Keywords:  dividing, act
the act of branching out or dividing into branches
Keywords:  conditional, see
See Conditional.
having branches