Ramification definition

rămə-fĭ-kāshən
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A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement.

The ramifications of a court decision.

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The definition of a ramification is an effect that came from a specific action.

An example of a ramification is having trouble getting a job after quitting college.

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The result of ramifying.
  • A branch or offshoot.
  • A derived effect, consequence, or result.
    The ramifications of an act.
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A ramifying or being ramified; specif., the arrangement of branches or offshoots, as on a plant.
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An arrangement of branches or branching parts.
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(botany, anatomy) 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.
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The act or process of branching out or dividing into branches.
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A subordinate part extending from a main body; a branch.
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An offshoot of a decision, fact etc.; a consequence or implication, especially one which complicates a situation.
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(mathematics) An arrangement of branches.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ramification
Plural:
ramifications

Origin of ramification

  • From Middle French ramification, or its source, the participle stem of Latin ramificare.

    From Wiktionary