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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

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First Known Use of ramification

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RAMIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ramification for English Language Learners

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


RAMIFICATION Defined for Kids

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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

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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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