Definitions for ramificationˌræm ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ram•i•fi•ca•tionˌræm ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)
the act or process of ramifying.
a related or derived development; consequence; implication.
ramifications of a nerve.
a structure formed of branches.
Origin of ramification:
1670–80; < F < ML rāmificā(re) to ramify+ F -tion -tion
branching, ramification, fork, forking(noun)
the act of branching out or dividing into branches
branch, leg, ramification(noun)
a part of a forked or branching shape
"he broke off one of the branches"
a development that complicates a situation
"the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
an arrangement of branching parts
A branching-out, the act or result of developing branches; specifically the divergence of the stem and limbs of a plant into smaller ones, or of similar developments in blood vessels, anatomical structures etc.
An offshoot of a decision, fact etc.; a consequence or implication, especially one which complicates a situation.
An arrangement of branches.
Origin: From ramification, or its source, the participle stem of ramificare.
the process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement
a small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve
a division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications of a subject or scheme
the production of branchlike figures
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