ripple effect Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “ripple effect” - English Dictionary

"ripple effect" in American English

See all translations

ripple effectnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɪp·əl ɪˌfekt/
a ​series of things that ​happen as the ​result of a ​particularaction or ​event: It is hoped the ​artscenter 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)







(Definition of ripple effect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ripple effect" in Business English

See all translations

ripple effectnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​situation in which one thing causes a ​series of other things to ​happen: Even ​smallchanges 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)
Translations of “ripple effect”
in Chinese (Simplified) 连锁反应…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連鎖反應…
What is the pronunciation of ripple effect?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More