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English noun: ramification

1. ramification (act) the act of branching out or dividing into branches

Synonymsbranching, fork, forking

Broader (hypernym)division

Narrower (hyponym)bifurcation, divarication, fibrillation, trifurcation

2. ramification (shape) a part of a forked or branching shape

SamplesHe broke off one of the branches.

Synonymsbranch, leg

Broader (hypernym)subfigure

Narrower (hyponym)bifurcation, brachium, crotch, fork

Part meronymforking, furcation

3. ramification (event) a development that complicates a situation

SamplesThe court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications.


Broader (hypernym)development

4. ramification (attribute) an arrangement of branching parts

Broader (hypernym)arrangement, placement

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