What does ramification mean?

Definitions for ramificationˌræm ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. branching, ramification, fork, forking(noun)

    the act of branching out or dividing into branches

  2. branch, leg, ramification(noun)

    a part of a forked or branching shape

    "he broke off one of the branches"

  3. complication, ramification(noun)

    a development that complicates a situation

    "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"

  4. ramification(noun)

    an arrangement of branching parts


  1. ramification(Noun)

    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.

  2. ramification(Noun)

    An offshoot of a decision, fact etc.; a consequence or implication, especially one which complicates a situation.

  3. ramification(Noun)

    An arrangement of branches.

  4. Origin: From ramification, or its source, the participle stem of ramificare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramification(noun)

    the process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement

  2. Ramification(noun)

    a small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve

  3. Ramification(noun)

    a division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications of a subject or scheme

  4. Ramification(noun)

    the production of branchlike figures

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. ramification. See Ramify.]


  1. Ramification

    In mathematics, ramification is a geometric term used for 'branching out', in the way that the square root function, for complex numbers, can be seen to have two branches differing in sign. It is also used from the opposite perspective as when a covering map degenerates at a point of a space, with some collapsing together of the fibers of the mapping.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramification in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Senate President Bukola Saraki:

    Our country has gone through periods of recession in the past. What we face today is however unprecedented in ramification and potential gravity.

  2. Senate President Bukola Saraki:

    The dwindling oil revenue has brought enormous shock to our economy and greatly limited the capacity of government at various levels to meet even basic commitments, our country has gone through periods of recession in the past. What we face today is however unprecedented in ramification and potential gravity.

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