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left-branch•ing



Pronunciation: (left'bran"ching, -brän"-), [key]
adj. Ling.
(of a grammatical construction) characterized by greater structural complexity in the position preceding the head, as the phrase my brother's friend's house; having most of the constituents on the left in a tree diagram (opposed to right-branching).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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