snowball effect

noun

Definition of snowball effect

: a situation in which one action or event causes many other similar actions or events
  • The city hopes that these improvements will have a snowball effect and spur private investment in the community.

Word by Word Definitions

snowball play
  1. : a round mass of snow pressed or rolled together

  2. : snow cone

  3. : any of several cultivated shrubby viburnums (genus Viburnum) with clusters of white sterile flowers —called also snowball bush

  1. : to engage in throwing snowballs

  2. : to increase, accumulate, expand, or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate

  3. : to throw snowballs at

effect play
  1. : something that inevitably follows an antecedent (such as a cause or agent)

  2. : a distinctive impression

  3. : the creation of a desired impression

  1. : to cause to come into being

  2. : to bring about often by surmounting obstacles : accomplish

  3. : to put into operation


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