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Definition 15.111.7. Let $A$ be a discrete valuation ring with fraction field $K$. Let $L/K$ be a finite separable extension. With $B$ and $\mathfrak m_ i$, $i = 1, \ldots , n$ as in Remark 15.111.6 we say the extension $L/K$ is

  1. unramified with respect to $A$ if $e_ i = 1$ and the extension $\kappa (\mathfrak m_ i)/\kappa _ A$ is separable for all $i$,

  2. tamely ramified with respect to $A$ if either the characteristic of $\kappa _ A$ is $0$ or the characteristic of $\kappa _ A$ is $p > 0$, the field extensions $\kappa (\mathfrak m_ i)/\kappa _ A$ are separable, and the ramification indices $e_ i$ are prime to $p$, and

  3. totally ramified with respect to $A$ if $n = 1$ and the residue field extension $\kappa (\mathfrak m_1)/\kappa _ A$ is trivial.

If the discrete valuation ring $A$ is clear from context, then we sometimes say $L/K$ is unramified, totally ramified, or tamely ramified for short.

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