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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.
Translations of “ripple effect”
in Chinese (Traditional) 連鎖反應…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连锁反应…
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