ripple effect


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ripple effect

The continuing impact that one thing or event has on others. She always hoped that the kindness she showed others would have a positive ripple effect through her community. Many people believe that the flapping of a butterfly's wings can cause a ripple effect that impacts weather patterns hundreds of miles away.
See also: effect, ripple

a ˈripple effect

a situation in which an event or action has an effect on something, which then has an effect on something else: His resignation will have a ripple effect on the whole department.
A ripple is a small wave on the surface of a liquid, especially water in a lake, etc.
See also: effect, ripple
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Running throughout the fourth quarter of 2017, Ripple Effect reached 3 million viewers while helping the brand connect its message with a new audience.
I think the ripple effect will be enormous, mainly for the young 18-yearold new actress or actor, deciding to give acting a go and facing into a world which I believe will look vastly different from when I made my first steps.
The projected volume loss of such magnitude is alarmingly high and if realized, will cripple the beverage industry, cause it to dramatically downsize which in turn will cause negative ripple effects across the economy,' the chamber claimed.
Testimonials are an excellent way to harness the power of your positive ripple effect.
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Ripple Effect is the DVD presentation of an award-winning film starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen and Academy award nominee Minnie Driver.
As a "gathering storm" of economic pressures continues to negatively impact the nation's economy and slow consumer spending, it could cause a serious ripple effect on the manufacturing supply chain, according to research and analysis from leading accounts receivable insurer Euler Hermes ACI.
Purdue's research shows a strong ripple effect created from successful WOMM campaigns.
Both figures discuss their very public declarations of homosexuality and the ripple effect of their actions through politics, religion, and culture.
The immediate effect would be felt by the surrounding hospitals, but the ripple effect would reach all the way to the San Fernando Valley,'' said Jim Lott, executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California.
The ripple effect from more than 64,000 registrants could take months.
Willow and cottonwood are returning in northern Yellowstone, and a ripple effect has begun.