Definitions for ripple effect
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the effect of one event setting off other events in an unexpected way, or unexpected areas.
Origin: by analogy with the spreading ripples on the surface of a body of water when a stone is thrown in.
A ripple effect is a situation where, like the ever expanding ripples across water when an object is dropped into it, an effect from an initial state can be followed outwards incrementally. Examples can be found in economics where an individual's reduction in spending reduces the incomes of others and their ability to spend. In sociology, it can be observed how social interactions can affect situations not directly related to the initial interaction, and in charitable activities where information can be disseminated and passed from community to community to broaden its impact. The concept has been applied in computer science within the field of software metrics as a complexity measure.
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There's a ripple effect for that event that touches many lives, and certainly that community was impacted as well.
We expect a ripple effect for organizations in Singapore to incorporate sustainability practices in their businesses, especially for listed companies.
Educating a girl educates a nation. It unleashes a ripple effect that changes the world unmistakably for the better, success in this endeavor is simply not possible without educated, empowered girls, young women and mothers.
The SEC relies on the accuracy of the books and records of financial institutions and blue sheet data, oZ Management's inaccurate data had a substantial ripple effect that the SEC staff discovered through diligent investigative work.
The SEC relies on the accuracy of the books and records of financial institutions and blue sheet data, oZ Management’s inaccurate data had a substantial ripple effect that the SEC staff discovered through diligent investigative work.
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