Branch of study vs. field of study

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Cyrus the Great, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Cyrus the Great Registered Senior Member

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    Hi.

    I am certain that there is a difference between these. Who knows it?

    Branch of study vs. field of study
     
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  3. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    There is no precise difference, but branch would usually refer to a subdivision of a field.
    Mathematics is a field. Geometry is a branch of mathematics.
     
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