• WordNet 3.6
    • n offshoot a natural consequence of development
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Offshoot That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n offshoot A branch from a main stem, street, stream, or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Offshoot that which shoots off from the main stem, stream, &c.: anything growing out of another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Off, + shoot,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Same as Of.


In literature:

An offshoot of docetism that flourished among the monophysites is the aphthartodocetic heresy.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
There may be a very rough offshoot from a very polished stock.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Arthur's (1765), originally an offshoot of White's, has always been purely social.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
A northern offshoot from the Durres-Tirana line is complete to Lac and will be extended to Shkoder.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
In 1821, the little community of Florissant sent out its first offshoot.
"Venerable Philippine Duchesne" by G. E. M.
These are now beginning to yield fruit, and offshoots are being distributed in the Island.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
The colonies of Corinth, Sicyon and Megara, and the Sicilian offshoots of the Asiatic Dorians, belong to historic times (8th-6th centuries).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Here and there were offshoots, darker passages which disappeared into the Stygian gloom.
"Once Upon A Planet" by J. J. Allerton
Another tribe was an offshoot from the Sherandos and were called Senedos.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
Busch and Oberlander were both offshoots of the romantic school; they made fun of modern novelties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

The shower's offshoots stick in clusters
Till break of day, and all the time
They scribble on the roofs acrostics
And bubble up rhyme after rhyme.
"Poetry" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Music Fresh tunes from Maps & Atlases offshoot Wedding Dress.
The burst of US activity reflects a reappraisal of a terrorist group long considered one of the weaker al-Qaeda offshoots .
INTERVIEWS Watch Pearl Jam-Joseph Arthur Offshoot RNDM's Silent Film-Like 'Modern Times' Clip.
New York's Angelika Film Center Is Opening an Offshoot in Virginia.
'Paranormal Activity' Team Sets Latino-Themed Horror Offshoot at Paramount (Exclusive).
HPNOTIQ's new offshoot no shy violet.
In other news Tuesday, Saudi Arabia issued a new terror warning about what it calls an al-Qaida offshoot group in Yemen.
Eclectic offshoot generous with inspired dishes.
Africa, Al Qaeda offshoot claims six Western hostages.
Several businesses are offshoots of popular restaurants, and a few were launched by artisans from the old country who brought their skills to America.
The parallel universe of the Harry Potter books has launched real-life offshoots: A quidditch league is among the most visible, but the books' values are inspiring many others.
Smoke billows in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabanneh neighborhood during clashes between Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, and anti-government supporters on Monday, October 22.
Film fests may not be vital offshoots of the Arab Spring, yet they symbolize a region's health.
Surname & Surname , which pitched under an alias before its official launch on 8 March, is a consumer brand agency offshoot from Blue Rubicon.
Blue Rubicon launched a consumer brand agency offshoot this week, in an attempt to occupy the 'middle ground' between creative ideas agencies and strategic powerhouses.

In science:

As an offshoot of the observation of the topological distinction between various models of twisting polymers we are led to a new class of experimentally testable predictions.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
The CLEO III detector is a direct offshoot of developments by Tom and Jacques.
Conference Summary - Beauty 2000
There are many offshoots which were not mentioned in this article.
Hyman Bass and Ubiquity: Gorenstein Rings
There are prominent voices criticizing it, or its offshoots in theories of pricing and risk in ļ¬nancial markets, as having badly failed as a basis of policy advice in the last decade leading to the current economic crisis.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
One of the issues discussed in detail in the series of workshops and in the offshoot PDF4LHC meetings has been the question of the PDFs to be used in LO Monte Carlo generators.
Summary of the HERA-LHC workshop