Meaning of RAMIFICATION in English


/ram'euh fi kay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act or process of ramifying.

2. a branch: ramifications of a nerve.

3. a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication: The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.

4. Bot.

a. a structure formed of branches.

b. a configuration of branching parts.

[ 1670-80; ramificat ( us ) (ptp. of ramificare to RAMIFY) + MF -ion -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .