ripple effect

noun

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

1966


RIPPLE EFFECT Defined for English Language Learners

ripple effect

noun

Definition of ripple effect for English Language Learners

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


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