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Branch

An operation in a foreign country incorporated in the home country.

Branch

1. An office or subsidiary of a company that exists and conducts operations in a country other than the one in which the company is headquartered. See also: MNC.

2. A semi-independent office of a bank. For example, a bank may have five branches in a city where account holders can make deposits and withdrawals and conduct other business at the place most convenient for them.
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In past years the city subcontracted the express shuttle through the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, but that service was slower because it branched off the Golden State Freeway (5) onto Balboa Boulevard and made stops along that leg.
A new research finding provides evidence that sexual reproduction started as soon as life forms that have nuclei and organelles within their cells branched off from their structurally simpler ancestors.
Thornton proposes that the gene duplication that created the progesterone receptor took place before the jawless fishes branched off the rest of the vertebrate line.
He thinks the second-quarter hit only created the initial fracture and that the crack branched off as he continued to play on it.
A process such as variability selection could have contributed to the preservation of lineages of habitat generalists, who at climatic junctures would have branched off into new species, she holds.
The genus is thought to have branched off from the australopithecines some time between 2 million and 3 million years ago, but paleontologists have had a difficult time finding well-dated Homo fossils more than 2 million years old.
Only the robust australopithecines--which died out about 1 million years ago--show clear anatomical signs of having branched off the main stem of hominid evolution, Thorne holds.

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