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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

ripple of excitement

1. A subtle thrill of excitement that one feels throughout one's body. I felt a ripple of excitement at the thought of seeing Susan again after all these years. Ripples of excitement kept fluttering through her as she waited for the plane to take off.
2. A low murmur or series of murmurs of excitement that travels through a group of people. A ripple of excitement went through the auditorium as the principal announced that the talent show would have a $500 cash prize this year. The news sent ripples of excitement around the office.
See also: excitement, of, ripple

ripple of protest

1. A low murmur or series of murmurs complaining about or protesting against something. There was a ripple of protest or two among the staff when we announced the cutbacks, but pretty much everyone recognized that the company would go under without them. News of the school's decision sent ripples of protest through the crowded auditorium
2. A small, understated, or ineffective action or series of actions in protest of something. There have been a few ripples of protest in the streets following the passing of the controversial legislation, but they were quickly quelled by police.
See also: of, protest, ripple

ripple through (someone or something)

1. To pass through or along a body of water, casting ripples in its wake. I sat watching the snake as it rippled silently through the water. She loved rippling through the lake on her row boat as the sun rose up over the horizon.
2. To travel through a some thing, place, or group of people in a series of low murmurs or small, understated actions. The news sent excitement rippling through the office. A few pockets of protest have rippled through the streets, but the police were quick to stamp it out.
3. To pass through someone in a subtle and indistinct way. A pang of fear rippled through me as I tried to remember where I had packed my passport. Excitement was rippling through me as I waited for Sandra to come through the gates at the airport.
See also: ripple, through

ripple of excitement

a series of quiet but excited murmurs. A ripple of excitement spread through the crowd. As the president came near, a ripple of excitement indicated that people could really see him.
See also: excitement, of, ripple

ripple of protest

quiet remarks protesting something; a small amount of subdued protest. There was only a ripple of protest about the new tax law. The rude comedian hardly drew a ripple of protest.
See also: of, protest, ripple

ripple through something

1. Lit. to move through a liquid so as to cause ripples or tiny waves. The canoe rippled through the still water. A tiny snake rippled through the water of the swamp.
2. Fig. to move through something or a group of people in a ripple or wave motion. A murmur of excitement rippled through the crowd. Some giggling rippled through the group of children sitting by the door.
See also: ripple, through

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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Developed to give consumers a much improved taste experience and made on the premises at Suncrcam's Tamworth factory, the new ripples arc being added to the Summertime(TM) Choc Mint Ripple and Raspberry Ripple flavours, and to the Gelato Gold(TM) After Dinner Mint ice cream.
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Ripple technology utilizes micro serrations in the knife edge to greatly reduce the cutting forces at the largest diameter of the cutting tool, thereby allowing the tool to pre-cut the part without defect.
Analyzing Voltage Ripple in Variable-Frequency DC/DC Boost Converter // Proceedings of 35th Annual IEEE PESC.
OXFORD host their third Bags/SIS 500 Sweepstake final this lunchtime and if history is anything to go by then Loughlea Ripple is the one to concentrate on, writes Dave Johnston.
During the design of a power supply, careful consideration must be given to the equivalent series resistance and ripple current, as well as the total output capacitance.
3 VDC at 45 A and +5 VDC at 40 A with ripple and noise of <100 mVpp, -5 VDC at 600 mA with ripple and noise of <50 mVpp, +51 VDC at 10 A and +24 VDC at 1 A, and +12 VDC at 8 A, -12 VDC at 5 A, and + 15 VDC at 3 A with ripple and noise of < 120 mVpp.