tree meaning

[ tri: ] Pronunciation:   "tree" in a sentence
Noun: tree  tree
  1. A tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms 
  2. A figure that branches from a single root
    "genealogical tree"
    - tree diagram
Verb: tree  tree
  1. [N. Amer] Force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
    - corner 
  2. Plant with trees
    "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer" 
  3. Chase an animal up a tree
    "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels" 
  4. Stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree
    - shoetree
Noun: Tree  tree
  1. English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)
    - Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Derived forms: trees, treeing, treed

See also: arborous, treelet

Type of: actor, channelise [Brit], channelize, chase, chase after, direct, dog, elongate, give chase, go after, guide, head, histrion, ligneous plant, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], plane figure, plant, player, point, role player, set, steer, stretch, tag, tail, theatrical producer, thespian, track, trail, two-dimensional figure, woody plant

Part of: forest, wood, woods

Encyclopedia: Tree

transient radiation effects on electronics

n : an anatomical system or structure having many branches ‹the vascular tree› —see BILIARY TREE, BRONCHIAL TREE, TRACHEOBRONCHIAL TREE

<mathematics, data> A directed acyclic graph; i.e. a graph wherein there is only one route between any pair of nodes, and there is a notion of "toward top of the tree" (i.e. the root node), and its opposite direction, toward the leaves. A tree with n nodes has n-1 edges.

Although maybe not part of the widest definition of a tree, a common constraint is that no node can have more than one parent. Moreover, for some applications, it is necessary to consider a node's daughter nodes to be an ordered list, instead of merely a set.

As a data structure in computer programs, trees are used in everything from B-trees in databases and file systems, to game trees in game theory, to syntax trees in a human or computer languages.


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  1. there are lots of pear trees near the house.
  2. the trees were planted at 20 feet intervals.
  3. most nurseries sell certified trees.
  4. trees made the meadow a bowery maze.
  5. there is a wisteria twining round the big tree ..

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