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