- a structure formed of branches.
- a configuration of branching parts.
Origin of ramification
Examples from the Web for ramification
There is some advantage in this elaborate method of dissecting out every distinct fibre and ramification of an argument.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
This one—probably some ramification of a road on the plain above—was disagreeable to look at, so vertical was it.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
They are only an extension and ramification, one of another, an endless continuation like the epics of the East.Underground Man|Gabriel Tarde
We determined to keep up the etiquette of refined life in its every ramification.Wanted: A Cook|Alan Dale
It led into a ramification of small passages and tunnels underground.The Matabele Campaign|R. S. S. Baden-Powell
1670s, "a branching out," from French ramification, from ramifier (see ramify). Transferred sense of "outgrowth, consequence" first recorded 1755. Related: Ramifications.