Meaning of RAMIFICATION in English

RAMIFICATION

/ ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃn; NAmE / noun

[ usually pl. ] one of the large number of complicated and unexpected results that follow an action or a decision

SYN complication :

These changes are bound to have widespread social ramifications.

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 17th cent.: from French , from ramifier form branches, from medieval Latin ramificare , from Latin ramus branch.

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