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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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."
explores what he calls "the ripple effect" that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day and avoid picking up "the rock" again.
"There could be ripple effects for those that don't have a lot of working capital and can't absorb goods on hand or hits to their receivables processes," Zorn told NACM.
"We are of the view the children just fainted and there was a ripple effect throughout the school.
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HOUSE prices in Liverpool are beginning to see a "ripple effect" from the rise in London, according to property website Rightmove.
The housing website also added that the London ripple effect, which pushes up the prices of properties around the capital, continued unabated because of the shortage of suitable housing stock.
The Ripple Effect Report sets out how opening the river up would bring extra cash into the city from tourism and retail.
The infusion of federal funds will have a ripple effect throughout Arkansas' economy as it goes not just to cover health care for low-income families, but to pay those nurses, doctors and hospitals providing that health care.
The Ripple Effect will be a piece of new writing being premiered in different regions, and in a final celebration in the West End at a Gala Performance hosted by ATG.
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Because the severity of the crisis and the difficulty that the Europeans have in dealing with the crisis will have a ripple effect in all economies of the world.