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ramification 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌraməfəˈkāSHən/,
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ramifications, plural;
  1. A consequence of an action or event, esp. when complex or unwelcome
    • - any change is bound to have legal ramifications
  2. A subdivision of a complex structure or process perceived as comparable to a tree's branches
    • - an extended family with its ramifications of neighboring in-laws
  3. The action or state of ramifying or being ramified


  1. branching: the act of branching out or dividing into branches
  2. complication: a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
  3. an arrangement of branching parts
  4. (ramify) complexify: have or develop complicating consequences; "These actions will ramify"
  5. (ramify) grow and send out branches or branch-like structures; "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"
  6. (ramify) branch: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
  7. In mathematics, ramification is a geometric term used for 'branching out', in the way that the square root function, for complex numbers, can be seen to have two branches differing in sign. ...
  8. In botany, ramification is the divergence of the stem and limbs of a plant into smaller ones, i.e. trunk into branches, branches into increasingly smaller branches, etc. Gardeners stimulate the process of ramification through pruning, thereby making trees, shrubs and other plants bushier and denser.
  9. (ramify) To divide into branches or subdivisions; as, to ramify an art, subject, scheme
  10. (Ramifications) Side branches (as on the barbels on many Synodontis species).
  11. (ramified) divided or branched out
  12. (ramify) Latin ramus = a branch; and facere = to make; hence, to branch.
  13. Ramification is the splitting of branches and twigs into smaller ones. It is encouraged by pruning and may be integrated with practices that promote leaf reduction.
  14. the problem of deriving indirect consequences of an action. For example, if a book is on a table and the table is moved, the book is moved.
  15. What made Mary have a little lamb. - Joseph Leff
  16. The process of making parts of trees/plants smaller is called ramification. This is usually accomplished through pruning. (ie. Making a tree into a bonsai variant).
  17. Effect, consequence, result.