n (usu pl 通常作复数) part of a complex structure; secondary consequence, esp one that complicates 某复杂系统之部分; 分支（尤指形成复杂结构者）
*widespread ramifications of trade 广布各地的贸易分支机构
* I couldn't follow all the ramifications of the plot. 我并不完全明白故事的所有情节.
n [C 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 politicsramification of the practical ramifications of taking on a new joblegal/political/economic etc ramifications the environmental ramifications of the road-building program