HyperDic: ramification

English > 4 senses of the word ramification:
NOUNactramification, branching, fork, forkingthe act of branching out or dividing into branches
shaperamification, branch, lega part of a forked or branching shape
eventramification, complicationa development that complicates a situation
attributeramificationan arrangement of branching parts
ramification > pronunciation
Soundsrae.mahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > ramification: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of branching out or dividing into branches.
Synonymsbranching, fork, forking
NarrowerbifurcationThe act of splitting into two branches
divaricationBranching at a wide angle
fibrillationAct or process of forming fibrils
trifurcationThe act of splitting into three branches
BroaderdivisionThe act or process of dividing
Spanishramificación
Catalanramificació
Verbsramifydivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
ramifygrow and send out branches or branch-like structures
English > ramification: 4 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA part of a forked or branching shape.
Synonymsbranch, leg
Part offurcation, forkingThe place where something divides into branches
NarrowerbifurcationA bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
brachium(biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal
fork, crotchThe region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
BroadersubfigureA figure that is a part of another figure
Verbsramifydivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
ramifygrow and send out branches or branch-like structures
English > ramification: 4 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA development that complicates a situation.
Example"the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
Synonymcomplication
BroaderdevelopmentA recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
Spanishramificación
Catalanramificació
Verbsramifyhave or develop complicating consequences
English > ramification: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningAn arrangement of branching parts.
Broaderplacement, arrangementThe spatial property of the way in which something is placed
Verbsramifydivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
ramifygrow and send out branches or branch-like structures

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