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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.


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