[ ram-uh-fi-key-shuhn ]
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  1. the act or process of ramifying.

  2. a branch: ramifications of a nerve.

  1. a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication: The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.

  2. Botany.

    • a structure formed of branches.

    • a configuration of branching parts.

Origin of ramification

1670–80; <Middle French <Medieval Latin rāmificāt(us) (past participle of rāmificāre to ramify) + Middle French -ion-ion

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British Dictionary definitions for ramification


/ (ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

  1. the act or process of ramifying or branching out

  2. an offshoot or subdivision

  1. (often plural) a subsidiary consequence, esp one that complicates

  2. a structure of branching parts

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