ETYM Cf. French ramification. Related to Ramify.
1. The process of branching, or the development or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
2. A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel.
3. A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts.
4. The outcomes or possible results; potential consequence.
branch · branching · complication · fork · forking · leg