The process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
- A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement: the ramifications of a court decision.
- The act or process of branching out or dividing into branches.
- A subordinate part extending from a main body; a branch.
- An arrangement of branches or branching parts.