Ram`i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. ramification. See Ramify.]
The process of branching, or the development or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.
A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications a subject or scheme.
The production of branchlike figures.
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