Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: ramification  ,ra-mu-fu'key-shun
  1. The act of branching out or dividing into branches
    - branching, fork, forking
  2. A part of a forked or branching shape
    "he broke off one of the ramifications";
    - branch, leg
  3. A development that complicates a situation
    "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications";
    - complication, complexity
  4. An arrangement of branching parts

Derived forms: ramifications

Type of: arrangement, development, division, placement, subfigure

Part of: forking, furcation

Encyclopedia: Ramification