Know Your Next Word : ramification
5. ramification :
2. a branching out
3. a related or derived subject
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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