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A diagram depicting relationships among witnesses in a textual tradition (or among taxa or organisms when applied to biological examples) that does not indicate which is closest to the original text. It may be possible to infer that with additional historical information, or by making assumptions about rates or directions of change.

See also polarisation and tree.

In other languages

DE: ungewurzelter, unverwurzelter, wurzelloser Baum
FR: arbre non enraciné
IT: albero non radicato

CH, HW

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