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Below you will find the definition of ramification, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a development that complicates a situation
EXAMPLES - Ramification in a Sentence
- Dor Considered the ramification of that, and felt warm all over. (source)
- The ramification of overheated economy is the peril named inflation. (source)
- The ramification of changing the composition of the court is enormous. (source)
- BEHAR: You know when he hits that ball, the ramification is it goes in the hole. (source)
- Second, and more important, its ethical ramification for Weber is deeply ambivalent. (source)
- Jim, price of wheat in a nutshell, what is the ramification of wheat going up this much? (source)
- Capital flight and low foreign investment are precipitate and ramification of insecurity. (source)
- And at least for now, the ramification is that they will never get to read the entire book. (source)
- Capital flight and low foreign investment are the precipitates and ramification of the insecurity. (source)
- So, you know, that's an unfortunate ramification as a result of this incredible earthquake in Haiti. (source)
- COOPER: If -- if there was some sort of a hoax, Lisa, I mean, are -- what is the ramification of that? (source)
- The ramification will be capital flight and restriction of flow of capital for wealth creation in Nigeria. (source)
- Just another ramification of his antiwar stance that I've not heard addressed but expect to signify in the GE. (source)
- "If that actually occurs, that has a potentially great ramification for life at the higher end of the food web." (source)
- But as of today, there has been one political ramification of note -- Sarah Palin is done as a presidential candidate. (source)
- The context of language at any point in history is of primary importance when trying to understand the ramification of a word. (source)
- He supports the ONE campaign which called attention to poverty in Africa and the detrimental ramification of African foreign debt. (source)
- But I ` ll tell you my beef with men -- my beef with men who continually cheat but expect sometimes there ` s going to be a ramification. (source)
- And I think any actor will tell you, anybody in the public eye, that the tabloids are the worst kind of ramification of being a celebrity. (source)
- All the citizens especially the public servants and leadership must be made to shun corruption when they fully comprehend the ramification. (source)
- Unfortunately, I fear the ramification of this escalation will have two distinct effects on his domestic agenda, specifically health care reform. (source)
- The ramification of this December gathering on Nigerian polity will be difficult to be quantified but its awareness on the polity cannot be overemphasized. (source)
- With a little bit of rubdown, even the current debate on logical paradoxes may be viewed as a ramification and formal specification of the Kant-Hegel dialectics. (source)
- If a small positive ball be throwing off brushes with ramifications ten inches long, how can the ball affect that part of a ramification which is five inches from it? (source)
- One additional ramification, as Caroline pointed out, is that this little snafu has made the books involved rather scarce, even if you want to pay a more reasonable price. (source)
- And now, according to a recent ruling by the South African Equality Court, these words also legally constitute hate speech and discrimination, and will not be tolerated without legal ramification. (source)
- Nigeria's financial and economic community is quick to point out that the fate of Nigeria's currency Naira - the gyrations, floundering and nose-diving is the ramification of global economic meltdown. (source)
- Fracking ramification reports are terrifying, to say the least - after drinking water near fracking well sites, livers/hearts/respiratory systems fail, rare forms of cancer mysteriously grow, and cows drop dead. (source)
- I also realize that the word ramification is a big "funny" sounding word, with a particularly exciting appeal, for some reason, but I use it only in the most heterosexual concerned Christian American appeal kind of way. (source)
- "The decision to release Office of Legal Counsel Memos re. torture has had one other ramification so far and it is this: Govt. officials who knew about torture but who were sworn to secrecy are now free to talk about it." (source)
- "Here's the bottom line: what we're seeing out of this governor of New Jersey is just go to the money, cut whoever you have to cut, there is no ramification for any of this because he's a cold-hearted fat slob anyway," Schultz said. (source)
- "The ramification of the U.S. Trustee's interpretation of its power is really staggering, and it doesn't relate simply to Countrywide," Countrywide lawyer Richard Connop said at a recent hearing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. (source)
- I've already put forward proposals for infrastructure, which I think can have a huge long-term ramification -- putting people back to work right now, doing the work that America needs done, laying the foundation for long-term competitiveness. (source)
- But I guess my own negative emotions and fatigue are a predictable ramification of the work I'm engaged in -- and obviously, it's far worse for those with bigger platforms and/or those who are bearing the brunt of racism and the economic class war. (source)
- A ramification of this decision may be found in a decision of 2004, in which she ruled that the state is not obligated to fund any non-compulsory activities elected by pupils, such as daily prayer in state schools not affiliated with the religious stream. (source)
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the potential ramification of a December runoff election in the Georgia Senate race, which will be required if neither GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss nor Dem challenger Jim Martin can get 50% + 1 of the vote on November 4. (source)
- He also proves some new or less-known results (reflection theorem, structure of the abelian closure of a number field) and lays emphasis on the invariant T_p, of abelian p-ramification, which is related to important Galois cohomology properties and p-adic conjectures. (source)
- "They don't want to have to go to Michael Mukasey and ask him, ask Hans van Spakovsky's voting rights section to make a decision on pre-clearance that could have an enormous ramification for the presidential nomination for the other party," one of Obama's lawyers said. (source)
- But I guess my own negative emotions and fatigue is a predictable ramification of the work I'm engaged in - and obviously, it's far worse for those with bigger platforms and/or those who are bearing the brunt of racism and the economic class war. for my part, I won't back down. (source)
- "Not getting Chicago the Olympics was a significant loss for Obama," says Ortz. One ramification, as he sees it, will be to fire up the Administration's political enemies and make it much tougher for the President to achieve anything of a concrete legislative nature in Washington. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "ramification" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 20 synonyms for ramification.
bifurcation, branch, branching, breaking, complication, consequence, divarication, division, excrescence, extension, forking, offshoot, outgrowth, partition, radiation, result, sequel, subdividing, subdivision, upshot
We have 7 antonyms for ramification.
cause, juncture, origin, source, union, unity, whole
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ramification from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement: the ramifications of a court decision.
- (noun) The act or process of branching out or dividing into branches.
- (noun) A subordinate part extending from a main body; a branch.
- (noun) An arrangement of branches or branching parts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A branching-out, the act or result of developing branches; specifically the divergence of the stem and limbs of a plant into smaller ones, or of similar developments in blood vessels, anatomical structures etc.
- (noun) An offshoot of a decision, fact etc.; a consequence or implication, especially one which complicates a situation.
- (noun) An arrangement of branches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
- (noun) A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel.
- (noun) A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts.
- (noun) The production of branchlike figures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act or process of ramifying, or the state of being ramified; a branching out; division into branches, or into divergent lines, courses, or parts, as of trees or plants, blood-vessels, a mountain-chain, a topic or subject, etc.
- (noun) The manner or result of ramifying or branching; that which is ramified or divided into branches; a set of branches: as, the ramification of a coral; the ramifications of an artery or a nerve; the ramifications of the capillaries, or of nerves in an insect's wing. See cuts under Dendrocæla and embryology
- (noun) In botany, the branching, or the manner of branching, of stems and roots.
- (noun) One of the branches or divergent lines or parts into which anything is divided; a division or subdivision springing or derived from a main stem or source: as, the ramifications of a conspiracy; to pursue a subjeet in all its ramifications.
- (noun) The production of figures resembling branches.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a development that complicates a situation
- (noun) the act of branching out or dividing into branches
- (noun) an arrangement of branching parts
- (noun) a part of a forked or branching shape