Meaning of ramification

ram•i•fi•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (ram"u-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of ramifying.
  2. a branch: ramifications of a nerve.
  3. a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication: The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.
    1. a structure formed of branches.
    2. a configuration of branching parts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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