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5. ramification :

noun :

1. consequence

2. a branching out

3. a related or derived subject

usage :

  • A tree could be said to ramify or branch out as it grows. A ramification is a consequence that grows out of something in the same way that a tree branch grows out of a tree trunk.

  • The professor found a solution to the problem, but there are many ramifications. Some experts are afraid that he has created more problems than he has solved.

  • The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.

  • the ramifications of a court decision.

  • channel ramification of an artery

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