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ram·i·fi·ca·tion

 (răm′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement: the ramifications of a court decision.
2.
a. The act or process of branching out or dividing into branches.
b. A subordinate part extending from a main body; a branch.
c. An arrangement of branches or branching parts.

ramification

(ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of ramifying or branching out
2. an offshoot or subdivision
3. (often plural) a subsidiary consequence, esp one that complicates
4. a structure of branching parts

ram•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌræm ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of ramifying.
2. a related or derived development; consequence; implication.
3. a branch: ramifications of a nerve.
4. a structure formed of branches.
[1670–80; < French < Medieval Latin rāmificā(re) to ramify + French -tion -tion]

Ramification

 branches of a tree, collectively, 1821.
Example: ramification of commercial intercourse, 1800.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ramification - the act of branching out or dividing into branches
division - the act or process of dividing
bifurcation - the act of splitting into two branches
trifurcation - the act of splitting into three branches
divarication - branching at a wide angle
fibrillation - act or process of forming fibrils
2.ramification - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"
subfigure - a figure that is a part of another figure
forking, furcation - the place where something divides into branches
bifurcation - a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
brachium - (biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal
crotch, fork - the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches; "they took the south fork"; "he climbed into the crotch of a tree"
3.ramification - a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
development - a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
4.ramification - an arrangement of branching parts
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"

ramification

noun consequences, results, developments, complications, sequel, upshot These issues have powerful personal and political ramifications.

ramification

noun
Translations

ramification

[ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nramificación f
with numerous ramificationscon innumerables ramificaciones
in all its ramificationsen toda su complejidad

ramification

[ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nramification f
the ramifications of sth → les ramifications de qch

ramification

n (lit)Verzweigung f; (smaller) → Verästelung f; (of arteries)Verästelung f, → Geäst nt; the ramifications of this matter are several (form)dies ist eine sehr verzweigte Angelegenheit; the race question and its many ramificationsdie Rassenfrage und die damit verbundenen Probleme

ramification

[ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nramificazione f

ram·i·fi·ca·tion

n. ramificación, distribución en ramas.
References in periodicals archive ?
An l-power degree abelian genus field extension N/Q will be said to be of type I if there is exactly one rational prime which ramifies in N/Q, of type II if there are exactly two rational primes which ramify in N/Q, and each ramified prime has decomposition subgroup G; of type III if there are exactly two rational primes which ramify in N/Q, precisely one of which has decomposition group G, and for the other ramified prime the decomposition and inertia subgroups coincide.
Let H(N) be the intersection of the decomposition subgroups of the ramified primes of N.