Definition for RAM-I-FI-CA'TION

RAM-I-FI-CA'TION, n. [Fr. from L. ramus, a branch.]

  1. The process of branching or shooting branches from a stem.
  2. A branch; a small division proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of a family; the ramifications of an artery. Arbuthnot.
  3. A division or subdivision; as, the ramifications of a subject or scheme.
  4. In botany, the manner in which a tree produces its branches or boughs. – Lee.
  5. The production of figures resembling branches. – Encyc.

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