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ramification

[ ram-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF ramification

Synonyms for ramification

  • complication
  • consequence
  • upshot
  • bifurcation
  • branch
  • branching
  • breaking
  • divarication
  • division
  • excrescence
  • extension
  • forking
  • offshoot
  • outgrowth
  • partition
  • radiation
  • result
  • sequel
  • subdivision
  • subdividing
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Antonyms for ramification

  • cause
  • origin
  • source
  • juncture
  • union
  • unity
  • whole
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAMIFICATION

It is not growing strongly, and is as simple as possible in ramification.

But in other species the ramification of the apophyses assumes more the form of bifurcation or of irregular branching.

There are sometimes other complications in the ramification of the tube, but these need not detain us.

It led into a ramification of small passages and tunnels underground.

We determined to keep up the etiquette of refined life in its every ramification.

Every ramification has its feeder, and sucks up food for the tree with avidity.

They are only an extension and ramification, one of another, an endless continuation like the epics of the East.

There is some advantage in this elaborate method of dissecting out every distinct fibre and ramification of an argument.

It is remarkable that we sometimes find an idea dart suddenly into the mind without cause or ramification.

We decidedly agree with him; we even think the idea shows signs of ramification.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "a branching out," from French ramification, from ramifier (see ramify). Transferred sense of "outgrowth, consequence" first recorded 1755. Related: Ramifications.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAMIFICATION

complexities

nouncomplicatedness
  • complication
  • convolution
  • elaboration
  • entanglement
  • intricacy
  • involvement
  • multiplicity
  • ramification
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