Definition of ramification noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ramification

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌræməfəˈkeɪʃn//
     
    [usually plural]
     
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  1. 1one of the large number of complicated and unexpected results that follow an action or a decision synonym complication
  2. 2 These changes are bound to have widespread social ramifications.
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