[ram-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌræm ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act or process of ramifying.
ramifications of a nerve.
a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication:
The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.
the act or process of ramifying or branching out
an offshoot or subdivision
(often pl) a subsidiary consequence, esp one that complicates
a structure of branching parts
1670s, “a branching out,” from French ramification, from ramifier (see ramify). Transferred sense of “outgrowth, consequence” first recorded 1755. Related: Ramifications.
ramification ram·i·fi·ca·tion (rām’ə-fĭ-kā’shən)
A branching shape or arrangement.
[ram-uh-fawrm] /ˈræm əˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. having the form of a ; branchlike. 2. branched. /ˈræmɪˌfɔːm/ adjective 1. having a branchlike shape
[ram-uh-fahy] /ˈræm əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with or without object), ramified, ramifying. 1. to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions. /ˈræmɪˌfaɪ/ verb -fies, -fying, -fied 1. to divide into branches or branchlike parts 2. (intransitive) to develop complicating consequences; become complex v. early 15c., “branch out,” from Middle French ramifier […]
[French ra-mee-yee] /French ra miˈyi/ noun 1. a village in central Belgium: Marlborough’s defeat of the French 1706. /ˈræmɪliːz; French ramiji/ noun 1. a village in central Belgium where the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French in 1706
ramisection ram·i·sec·tion (rām’ĭ-sěk’shən) n. Surgical section of the communicating branches of the sympathetic nervous system.