1. [ noun ] the act of branching out or dividing into branches
Synonyms: fork forking branching
Related terms: division divarication bifurcation fibrillation trifurcation branch branch
2. [ noun ] a part of a forked or branching shape
Synonyms: branch leg fork

"he broke off one of the branches" "they took the south fork"

Related terms: subfigure bifurcation brachium furcation fork branch
3. [ noun ] an arrangement of branching parts
Related terms: placement branch
4. [ noun ] a development that complicates a situation
Synonyms: complication

"the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"

Related terms: development complexify
Similar spelling:   reunification