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ramification

noun
     
ram‧i‧fi‧ca‧tion [countable usually plural] formal
an additional result of something you do, which may not have been clear when you first decided to do it [↪ implications]:
an agreement which was to have significant ramifications for British politics
ramification of
the practical ramifications of taking on a new job
legal/political/economic etc ramifications
the environmental ramifications of the road-building program

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