"ramifications" in the noun sense
1. branching, ramification, fork, forking
the act of branching out or dividing into branches
2. branch, leg, ramification
a part of a forked or branching shape
"he broke off one of the branches"
3. complication, ramification
a development that complicates a situation
"the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
an arrangement of branching parts
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