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rip·ple ef·fect

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  1. ripple effectnoun

    the effect of one event setting off other events in an unexpected way, or unexpected areas.

  2. Etymology: by analogy with the spreading ripples on the surface of a body of water when a stone is thrown in.

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  1. Ripple effect

    A ripple effect occurs when an initial disturbance to a system propagates outward to disturb an increasingly larger portion of the system, like ripples expanding across the water when an object is dropped into it. The ripple effect is often used colloquially to mean a multiplier in macroeconomics. For example, an individual's reduction in spending reduces the incomes of others and their ability to spend.In sociology, the ripple effect can be observed in 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 the 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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  1. Ripple effect

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripple effect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripple effect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ripple effect in a Sentence

  1. Alan Robertson:

    There's a ripple effect (into) office demand, the amount of trade hotels get, business activity, amount of flights, retail spend.

  2. Michael Harrison:

    It's one negative ripple effect for having been killed in the line of duty, but to have been ambushed while sitting in your car is something totally different.

  3. Lewis Hamilton:

    In the fashion industry, I think there's a lot of work that can be done with all these brands. I want us to kind of, create a ripple effect.

  4. Andrew Ceresney:

    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.

  5. Smile Train CEO Susannah Schaefer:

    Providing corrective surgery to just one child may not only save a life, but also give them the opportunity to become an engaged, productive member of the community, this creates a ripple effect of impact that benefits families, communities and entire regions.


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