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English definition of “ripple effect”

ripple effect

noun [C]  /ˈrɪp·əl ɪˌfekt/ us  
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.
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