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Making something and sending it out into the world and then people not only responding to it but adopting it for their own and making a separate thing for it, that's beautiful. It just shows you how much you can affect other people... the butterfly effect of everything you put out into the world.
Marketa Irglova

Meaning of "butterfly effect" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BUTTERFLY EFFECT

From the theory that a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world might ultimately cause a hurricane in another part of the world.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BUTTERFLY EFFECT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUTTERFLY EFFECT

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Butterfly effect is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BUTTERFLY EFFECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Butterfly effect

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependency on initial conditions in which a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the theoretical example of a hurricane's formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks earlier. Although the butterfly effect may appear to be an unlikely behavior, it is exhibited by very simple systems. For example, a ball placed at the crest of a hill may roll into any surrounding valley depending on, among other things, slight differences in its initial position. The butterfly effect is a common trope in fiction, especially in scenarios involving time travel. Additionally, works of fiction that involve points at which the storyline diverges during a seemingly minor event, resulting in a significantly different outcome than would have occurred without the divergence, are an example of the butterfly effect.

Definition of butterfly effect in the English dictionary

The definition of butterfly effect in the dictionary is the idea, used in chaos theory, that a very small difference in the initial state of a physical system can make a significant difference to the state at some later time.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

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Butterfield
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butterfish
butterflies
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butterfly ballot
butterfly bush
butterfly collar
butterfly diagram
butterfly fish
butterfly knot
butterfly net
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butterfly stroke
butterfly valve
butterfly weed
butterflyer
butterflyfish

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

affect
domino effect
effect
electro-optical effect
greenhouse effect
ground effect
Hall effect
halo effect
in effect
knock-on effect
law of effect
multiplier effect
perfect
photoelectric effect
placebo effect
ripple effect
side effect
skin effect
sound effect
take effect
toxic effect

Synonyms and antonyms of butterfly effect in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «butterfly effect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Find out the translation of butterfly effect to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of butterfly effect from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «butterfly effect» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蝴蝶效应
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

efecto mariposa
570 millions of speakers

English

butterfly effect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तितली प्रभाव
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

تأثير الفراشة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эффект бабочки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

efeito borboleta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রজাপতি প্রভাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

effet papillon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesan rama-rama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schmetterlingseffekt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バタフライ効果
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나비 효과
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Efek kupu-kupu
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hiệu ứng cánh bướm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வண்ணத்துப்பூச்சி பறப்பதை போல உணர்கிறேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फुलपाखरू परिणाम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kelebek Etkisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

effetto farfalla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

efekt motyla
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ефект метелика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

efect fluture
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

πεταλούδα αποτέλεσμα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

vlinder -effek
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

butterfly Effect
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

sommerfugleffekten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of butterfly effect

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFLY EFFECT»

The term «butterfly effect» is regularly used and occupies the 61.619 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFLY EFFECT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about butterfly effect

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QUOTES WITH «BUTTERFLY EFFECT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word butterfly effect.
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Marketa Irglova
Making something and sending it out into the world and then people not only responding to it but adopting it for their own and making a separate thing for it, that's beautiful. It just shows you how much you can affect other people... the butterfly effect of everything you put out into the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUTTERFLY EFFECT»

Discover the use of butterfly effect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to butterfly effect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters
It's a story that will inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. Andrews speaks over 100 times a year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.
Andy Andrews, 2011
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The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters
Also included with the purchase of the book is a link to view a 9-minute message of Andrews telling The Butterfly Effect story to a live audience.
Andy Andrews, 2010
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The Butterfly Effect of Grace
When we step out of our comfort zone and touch the world around us, something happens.Broken-hearted people start to mend.They begin to connect the dots to God.That is a good thing, a very good thing.It can cause a butterfly effect of grace ...
Rex G. Russell, 2011
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The Butterfly Effect
The novelization of the upcoming film from New Line Cinema starring Ashton Kutcher ("That 70s Show"), opening on February 6, 2004.
James Swallow, 2003
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The Butterfly Effect
The butterfly effect is a concept from physics in which it is surmised that small actions can have enormous consequences, and that the flutter of a butterfly's wing on one side of the world can cause devastating storms on the other side.
Susan Hawthorne, 2005
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The Butterfly Effect: A New Approach to Raising Happy, ...
The Butterfly Effect offers practical, intuitive and powerful strategies, and uses humor to disarm and open up new ways of looking at self-esteem, resilience, body image, friendship, consumerism, navigating the online world, overcoming ...
Dannielle Miller, 2010
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The Butterfly Effect
It is a cold, dark, windy night in Oslo and Igi Heitmann pores over the debris in her dead father's office, trying to piece together the last days of his life as a failed private eye.
Pernille Rygg, 2012
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The Butterfly Effect: How to Become Who You Already Are
"The Butterfly Effect" is a program designed mainly for women.
Victoria Howard, Allan Jay Friedman, 2011
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The Butterfly Effect
At the heart of the book are recommendations on how to move beyond the status quo and build the foundation for a new political vision _ one that looks outside the traditional corridors of power and encourages every American to take a more ...
Emily Mathews, 2013
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The Butterfly Effect: Getting Beyond Your Comfort Zone ...
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Make More, Worry Less: Secrets from 18 Extraordinary People Who Created a Bigger Income and a Better Life (9780132346863) by Wes Moss.
Wes Moss, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUTTERFLY EFFECT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term butterfly effect is used in the context of the following news items.
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Transference #1
There's the butterfly effect to consider. Reuniting a pair of lost loved ones might be great for them, but you could come back to the present to find ... «HorrorTalk, Jul 15»
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'That 70's Show' stars; Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Get Married In …
"The Butterfly Effect" actor kept the rumor burning by sharing a message on his Facebook account saying: "Happy New Year" from "The ... «iDesignTimes.com, Jul 15»
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Until Dawn, Sony's Butterfly Effect Horror Game, Has A Multiplayer …
image Until Dawn is like a mix of Heavy Rain and Telltale's The Walking Dead series. This interactive horror game follows eight friends on a ... «Siliconera, Jul 15»
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How to Act Like You Understood the New Terminator Movie
In Genisys, changes to the past and the resulting "butterfly effect" do not "undo" those who have incorporated themselves into the present ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
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The worst disease you've never heard of: Stanford researchers and …
My article “The Butterfly Effect” in the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine describes the toll of a devastating skin disease called ... «Scope, Jul 15»
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Bee 'Highway' Helps Oslo Bees Cope with Urban Life
Agnes Lyche Melvaer of Abel's Garden in Oslo told AFP that she has faith in the “butterfly effect.” “If we manage to solve a global problem ... «Earthweek - A Diary of the Planet, Jul 15»
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'The Butterfly Effect': Europe's biggest tropical butterfly garden awaits …
Attending the opening ceremony of the unique gardens, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu congratulated all the contributors to the ... «Daily Sabah, Jul 15»
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The European Butterfly Effect
The Greek people have a momentous decision to make this Sunday. But I am afraid this referendum will not solve the problem no matter what ... «Social Europe, Jul 15»
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Family Relationships: Suicide not easy for loved ones left behind
... feel this way and hopefully they will help you get professional help, because every person does matter and the “butterfly effect” is very real. «Savannah Morning News, Jul 15»
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My Baby Was Stillborn Because Of A Preventable Oversight
This is the butterfly effect I hope to create — that this one small story can change the fates of babies who would have otherwise suffered. «Yahoo Parenting, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Butterfly effect [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/butterfly-effect>. Nov 2020 ».
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