ripple effect

ripple effect


: a situation in which one event causes a series of other events to happen

Full Definition of RIPPLE EFFECT

:  a spreading, pervasive, and usually unintentional effect or influence <the automotive industry has a ripple effect on many other industries> — compare domino effect

First Known Use of RIPPLE EFFECT



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