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English definition of “ripple effect”

ripple effect

noun [C]
 
 
a situation in which one thing causes a series of other things to happen: Even small changes to packaging have a significant ripple effect.a ripple effect on sth Troubles in one corner, such as mortgages, have profound ripple effects on investments which seem far removed.
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