ripple effect

noun

Definition of ripple effect

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

1966

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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