ramification

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

Definition of ramification

b :a branched structure
2 a :the act or process of branching
b :arrangement of branches (as on a plant)
3 :consequence, outgrowth
  • the ramifications of the decision

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First Known Use of ramification

1578


RAMIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

ramification

noun

Definition of ramification for English Language Learners

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


RAMIFICATION Defined for Kids

ramification

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

Definition of ramification for Students

:something that is the result of something else
  • Our committee will study the ramifications of the change.

Medical Dictionary

ramification

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

medical Definition of ramification

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