- 1A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event: any change is bound to have legal ramificationsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2 [mass noun] • formal or • technical The action of ramifying or the state of being ramified: a coronary angiogram showed ramification of the right coronary artery close to the ostiumMore example sentences
- 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).