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Meaning of RAMIFICATION

Pronunciation:  `ramufu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of branching out or dividing into branches
  2. [n]  an arrangement of branching parts
  3. [n]  a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
  4. [n]  a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"
 

RAMIFICATION is a 12 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: branch, branching, complication, fork, fork, forking, leg
 
 See Also: arrangement, bifurcation, bifurcation, brachium, development, divarication, division, fibrillation, forking, furcation, placement, subfigure, trifurcation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ram`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. ramification. See
{Ramify}.]
1. The process of branching, or the development or offshoots
   from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.

2. A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or
   channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or
   nerve.

3. A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads,
   or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as,
   the ramifications a subject or scheme.

4. The production of branchlike figures. --Crabb.

 

 

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