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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.


Synonymscomplication


Broader (hypernym)development

4. ramification (attribute) an arrangement of branching parts


Broader (hypernym)arrangement, placement









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