ramification

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noun ram·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌra-mə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of ramification

  1. 1a :  branch, offshootb :  a branched structure

  2. 2a :  the act or process of branchingb :  arrangement of branches (as on a plant)

  3. 3 :  consequence, outgrowth <the ramifications of the decision>

1578

First Known Use of ramification

1578


RAMIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

ramification

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noun ram·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌra-mə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of ramification for English Language Learners

  • : something that is the result of an action, decision, etc.


RAMIFICATION Defined for Kids

ramification

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noun ram·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌra-mə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of ramification for Students

  1. :  something that is the result of something else <Our committee will study the ramifications of the change.>


Medical Dictionary

ramification

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noun ram·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌram-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of ramification

  1. 1:  the act or process of branching; specifically :  the mode of arrangement of branches

  2. 2:  a branch or offshoot from a main stock or channel <the ramification of an artery>; also :  the resulting branched structure <make visible the whole ramification of the dendrite>



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