What does knock-on effect mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock-on effect(noun)

    a secondary or incidental effect


  1. knock-on effect(Noun)

    The continued running of an engine after the ignition has been turned off; dieseling.

  2. knock-on effect(Noun)

    A secondary, often unintended effect.

  3. Origin: knock-on + effect


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock-on effect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knock-on effect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Harris:

    This is a big-enough move (in the oil price) that will have a knock-on effect on everything.

  2. Andrus Ansip:

    The Internet knows no border - a problem in one country can have a knock-on effect in the rest of Europe. This is why we need EU-wide cyber-security solutions. This agreement is an important step in this direction.

  3. Tiemen Meester:

    The knock-on effect on imports has continued into 2015, the tough and volatile market environment looks set to continue for some time yet... The board considered it appropriate in view of the broader context to suspend dividend payments for the medium term.

  4. Francis Mwangi:

    Given the size of Imperial Bank, I don't think it will have a knock-on effect on the entire industry, it raises the question of whether CBK has now become more vigilant and aggressive and whether we will see CBK raise more questions which could lead to more banks being put under the spotlight.

  5. Chris Parkinson:

    Any kind of political uncertainty tends to make companies reticent to invest, if they don't know what the political climate is going to look like... they're not going to embark on any major capex programmes, and that has a knock-on effect on the broader company, and could drag the economy into a quagmirish state.

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