[ US /ˌɹæməfəˈkeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɹˌæmɪfɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. a development that complicates a situation
    the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications
  2. an arrangement of branching parts
  3. the act of branching out or dividing into branches
  4. a part of a forked or branching shape
    he broke off one of the branches
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How To Use ramification In A Sentence

  • One such ramification is the importation of “books” per se. On the Great Book Blockade of 2009 (Updated 7 May) (with BDAP Paper) « BAHAY TALINHAGA
  • I find myself wondering, as I watch and read the unfolding news coverage of this event, if, as a society, we remain equipped to pause long enough to consider the long-term ramifications of any event, tragic or otherwise. Elizabeth Bisbee Silber: The Consequences of Our Rapid-Fire Culture
  • I couldn't follow all the ramifications of the plot.
  • There are also serious ramifications in the modus operandi of betting exchanges. Times, Sunday Times
  • The ramifications of this one, if it goes all the way, are huge. Times, Sunday Times
  • Do you really want the legal ramifications of a line of code hindering game development?
  • How many everyday people at the time understood the ramifications of the genocidal practices going on?
  • And don't forget the legal ramifications of passing trade secrets. The Guide to Greatness in Sales
  • The ramifications of not having legal protections for a family can be many.
  • We will also come back, by the same route, to the deep ontological ramifications of the so-called equative genitive (or genitive metaphor) in that line's second phrase: the breath of fresh air that is autumn, rather than the breath that issues from it, as one might say in common figure "the very breath of life. Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian
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