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1. Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source. See Synonyms at branch.
2. A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
3. Botany A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant.
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1. (Botany) a shoot or branch growing from the main stem of a plant
2. something that develops or derives from a principal source or origin
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1. a branch or lateral shoot from a main stem, as of a plant.
2. anything conceived of as springing or proceeding from a main stock.
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|Noun||1.||offshoot - a natural consequence of development|
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noun by-product, development, product, branch, supplement, complement, spin-off, auxiliary, adjunct, appendage, outgrowth, appurtenance Psychology began as an offshoot of natural philosophy.
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2. Something derived from another:
3. A part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor:
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[organization, company] → ramification f
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