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Other Ramification Definition

[n] the act of branching out or dividing into branches
[n] an arrangement of branching parts
[n] a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
[n] a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"

Misc. Definitions

\Ram`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. ramification. See {Ramify}.]
1. The process of branching, or the development or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
2. A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.
3. A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications a subject or scheme.
4. The production of branchlike figures. --Crabb.

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