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Ramification   /rˌæməfəkˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The act of branching out or dividing into branches.  Synonyms: branching, fork, forking.
A part of a forked or branching shape.  Synonyms: branch, leg.
A development that complicates a situation.  Synonym: complication.
An arrangement of branching parts.

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"Ramification" Quotes from Famous Books

... the pillagers of diligences, whose names were Morgan, Montbar, Adler, and d'Assas. They acknowledged having belonged to armed bands; but these forces belonged to the army of M. de Teyssonnet and were a ramification of the army of Brittany intended to operate in the East and the Midi, while the army of Brittany, which had just signed a peace, operated in the North. They had waited only to hear of Cadoudal's surrender to ...
— The Companions of Jehu • Alexandre Dumas, pere

... is very useful for all ordinary photographic purposes. For example, nothing can be more perfect than the images it gives of leaves and flowers, especially with a summer's sun; the light, passing through the leaves, delineates every ramification of their fibres. In conducting this operation, however, it will be found that the results are sometimes more and sometimes less satisfactory, in consequence of small and accidental variations in the proportions employed. It happens sometimes that the chloride of silver formed on the surface ...
— The History and Practice of the Art of Photography • Henry H. Snelling

... ask how it was that such a pond could form in the heart of the camp. To the British mind, saturated as it is with blind faith in German superior abilities in every ramification of human endeavour, it may seem incomprehensible, and the formation of the lake may be charitably attributed to the rain-water drainage system becoming choked, thus effectively preventing the escape of the water. But there was no drain to cope with this water, ...
— Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons - Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben • Henry Charles Mahoney

Words linked to "Ramification" :   bifurcation, crotch, ramify, complication, arrangement, trifurcation, subfigure, development, divarication, branch, furcation, brachium, division, leg, fibrillation, placement

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