1A consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome: any change is bound to have legal ramifications
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- He knew what he should do and he didn't stop to consider the ramifications of what he did.
- Do you really want the legal ramifications of a line of code hindering game development?
- The description of the legal ramifications of the treaty varies with the audience.
consequence, result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot;
1.2 formal or technical The action or state of ramifying or being ramified.
- His core concept was ramification, meaning the likelihood that co-operation in one sector would lead governments to extend the range of collaboration across other sectors.
Mid 17th century: from French, from ramifier 'form branches' (see ramify).
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