arborescent

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Etymology[edit]

First attested around 1675, from Latin arborēscēns, present active participle of arborēscō (become a tree). The philosophical sense refers to the way genealogy trees are drawn.

Adjective[edit]

arborescent (comparative more arborescent, superlative most arborescent)

  1. Like a tree; having a structure or appearance similar to a tree's; branching.
  2. (philosophy) Marked by insistence on totalizing principles, binarism and dualism (opposed to the rhizome theory).
    Deleuze criticizes the Chomsky hierarchy of formal languages, which he considers a perfect example of arborescent dualistic theory.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aborēscēns, present active participle of arborēscō (become a tree).

Adjective[edit]

arborescent m (feminine arborescente, masculine plural arborescents, feminine plural arborescentes)

  1. arborescent

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

arborēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of arborēscō