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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.
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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
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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]
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Ramification

 branches of a tree, collectively, 1821.
Example: ramification of commercial intercourse, 1800.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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"
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ramification

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

noun
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Translations

ramification

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

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

[ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nramificazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ram·i·fi·ca·tion

n. ramificación, distribución en ramas.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The main reason is that around the singular fibres over the elliptic points and irregular cusps, after contracting some (-2)-curves, the projection from the universal family is unramified in codimension 1.
Macroscopically, the gonad tubules composing the testes were ramified, thinner and on average smaller than the ovaries, which were unramified and heavier.
In an extended version of notes for a seminar on arithmetic methods in algebraic geometry that they ran in the spring of 2011, Gorchinskiy and Shramov introduce the theory of unramified Brauer groups and their applications to stable rationality, starting with the most basic concepts of group cohomology.
Proposition 5.1: Let K = [Q.sub.p] the field of p-adic numbers, with p prime and [Q.sub.p.sup.nr] the maximal unramified extension of [Q.sub.p].
In [18], Stein showed that if X and Z are two complex spaces and if [pi] : Z [right arrow] X is an unramified covering such that X is Stein, then Z is Stein.
The group of unramified characters of [W.sub.F] act in the set of equivalent classes of L-parameters.
Fronds erect, cylindrical, 1-2 cm long, with trabeculae (wall ingrowths), usually covered with branchlets in the shape of bunched, radially arranged beads; the axes can be unramified. Branchlets elongate, flattened at base and expanded at apices, 2-3 mm and 1.5-2 mm in diam.
Unramified ends rounded to bent, bifurcate, 2-4 mm long and 1-1.5 mm in diam., younger tips creamy white, older tips brown to black.