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1A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.‘any change is bound to have legal ramifications’
consequence, result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot, issue, sequelView synonyms
- ‘Fearing that these events will have dire ramifications for the rest of the world, the NSA send Sam in.’
- ‘One can only imagine what legal ramifications there may be to such a finding.’
- ‘We leave the discerning readers to judge by themselves, the real ramifications of the issue.’
- ‘The description of the legal ramifications of the treaty varies with the audience.’
- ‘The outcome will have widespread ramifications for business as well as for the rest of society.’
- ‘He knew what he should do and he didn't stop to consider the ramifications of what he did.’
- ‘Many of us are still simply dismayed by recent events and troubled by their international ramifications.’
- ‘If true, it is a deadly serious issue with ramifications that should send chills up the spine.’
- ‘Now that significant discussions are under way, we must consider the ramifications.’
- ‘These issues have ramifications far beyond the loss of cash by more than a million families.’
- ‘As the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe, I try to focus on the ramifications of world events.’
- ‘Suppliers also consider the safety ramifications of protective package features.’
- ‘And he will be aware that the Senate results have ramifications for a long time to come.’
- ‘It's a significant development, with serious ramifications for Jones and Montgomery.’
- ‘Do you really want the legal ramifications of a line of code hindering game development?’
- ‘So far the media has been incredibly quiet on this issue, considering the ramifications.’
- ‘The ramifications of not having legal protections for a family can be many.’
- ‘The attack, thus, is a very serious issue, the ramifications of which are far-reaching.’
- ‘The real dynamic ramifications of that event are yet to play out in the international arena.’
- ‘In short, the conventional passage of time has no bearing on the ramifications of historical events.’
- 1.1 A subdivision of a complex structure or process.‘an extended family with its ramifications of neighbouring in-laws’
- 1.2technical, formal mass noun The action of ramifying or the state of being ramified.‘a coronary angiogram showed ramification of the right coronary artery close to the ostium’
- ‘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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