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Definition of ramification:

  1. A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications of a subject or scheme.
  2. A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.
  3. The process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
  4. The production of branchlike figures.

Synonyms:

offset, concentration, offshoot, complicatedness, radiation, consequence, arm, leg, branch, bough, precipitate, implication, limb, forking, subdivision, event, cause, issue, centralization, resultant, outcome, harvest, tortuousness, aftermath, fork, repercussion, corollary, divarication, river, division, wooden leg, furcation, pegleg, effect, end product, upshot, fruit, sequent, outgrowth, knottiness, stage, peg, crotch, sequence, sequel, partition, breaking, branching, complication, result.

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