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domino effect

noun

Simple Definition of domino effect

  • : a situation in which one event causes a series of similar events to happen one after another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of domino effect

  1. :  a cumulative effect produced when one event initiates a succession of similar events — compare ripple effect

1966

First Known Use of domino effect

1966

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