What does ramification mean?

ramification meaning in General Dictionary

part of a forked or branching shape

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  • a development that complicates a situation
  • the act of branching out or dividing into branches
  • an arrangement of branching components
  • The process of branching or perhaps the improvement limbs or offshoots from a stem additionally the mode of their arrangement
  • the entire process of branching, or the improvement limbs or offshoots from a stem; in addition, the mode of their arrangement.
  • a tiny part or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; because, the aftereffects of an artery, vein, or nerve.
  • A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or divisions; in addition, one of many subordinate parts; because, the ramifications of a subject or plan.
  • producing branchlike numbers.

ramification meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1670s, "a branching out," from French ramification, from ramifier (see ramify). Transferred feeling of "outgrowth, consequence" first recorded 1755. Relevant: Ramifications.


ramification meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The entire process of branching, and/or improvement limbs or offshoots from a stem; in addition, the mode of these arrangement.

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  • (letter.) A tiny branch or offshoot proceeding from a primary stock or station; as, the effects of an artery, vein, or neurological.
  • (letter.) A division into key and subordinate classes, minds, or divisions; in addition, one of several subordinate parts; as, the effects of a subject or system.
  • (n.) Producing branchlike figures.

Sentence Examples with the word ramification

The term river is more particularly confined to a ramification of the estuary which receives the waters of the Mungo river (a considerable stream which flows south from the Cameroon mountains), the Wuri, a river coming from the north-east, and various smaller rivers.

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