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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishramificationram‧i‧fi‧ca‧tion /ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [countable usually plural] formal  RESULTan additional result of something you do, which may not have been clear when you first decided to do itimplications, implication an agreement which was to have significant ramifications for British politicsramification of the practical ramifications of taking on a new joblegal/political/economic etc ramifications the environmental ramifications of the road-building program
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