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- Like a tree; having a structure or appearance similar to a tree's; branching.
- (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.
like a tree
marked by insistence on totalizing principles, binarism and dualism
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- “arborescent” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).