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RAMIFICA'TION, noun [Latin ramus, a branch.]

1. The process of branching or shooting branches from a stem.

2. A branch; a small division proceeding from a main stock or channel; as the ramifications of a family; the ramifications of an artery.

3. A division or subdivision; as the ramifications of a subject or scheme.

4. In botany, the manner in which a tree produces its branches or boughs.

5. The production of figures resembling branches.