Meaning of “ripple effect” in the English Dictionary

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"ripple effect" in American English

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ripple effectnoun [ C ]

us /ˈrɪp·əl ɪˌfekt/

a series of things that happen as the result of a particular action or event:

It is hoped the arts center will have a ripple effect by attracting more shops and other arts-related activities.

(Definition of “ripple effect” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ripple effect" in Business English

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ripple effectnoun [ C ]

uk us

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.

(Definition of “ripple effect” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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