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Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.
Rob Reiner

Meaning of "ripple effect" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RIPPLE EFFECT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RIPPLE EFFECT

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adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ripple 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 RIPPLE EFFECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ripple effect

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. The concept has also been applied to financial markets to describe the impact of a given event and how it propagates through the players in the industry and its effect on stock price and stock coverage.

Definition of ripple effect in the English dictionary

The definition of ripple effect in the dictionary is the repercussions of an event or situation experienced far beyond its immediate location.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RIPPLE EFFECT

riposte
ripp
rippable
ripped
ripper
rippier
ripping
rippingly
ripple
ripple control
ripple mark
rippler
ripples
ripplet
rippling
ripplingly
ripply
ripsaw
ripsnorter
ripsnorting

WORDS THAT END LIKE RIPPLE EFFECT

affect
butterfly effect
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
side effect
skin effect
sound effect
take effect
toxic effect

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

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Translation of «ripple effect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RIPPLE EFFECT

Find out the translation of ripple effect to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ripple 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 «ripple effect» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

连锁反应
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

efecto dominó
570 millions of speakers

English

ripple effect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

असर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أثر مضاعف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Волновой эффект
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

efeito cascata
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তরঙ্গ প্রভাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

effet d´entraînement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kesan riak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nachwirkungen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

波及効果
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파급 효과
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Efek ripple
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tác động lan tỏa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிற்றலை விளைவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लहर प्रभाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dalga etkisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

effetto a catena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

efekt fali
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хвильовий ефект
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

efect de unda
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολλαπλασιαστικές επιπτώσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rimpeleffek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ringar på vattnet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ringvirkninger
5 millions of speakers

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The term «ripple effect» is regularly used and occupies the 66.651 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ripple effect

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6 QUOTES WITH «RIPPLE EFFECT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ripple effect.
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Sean Berdy
The availability of roles for deaf actors has always been very limited. After 'Switched at Birth' began including deaf actors, a ripple effect has definitely been created in the industry. 'Switched at Birth' has made an impact for the better.
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Victoria Moran
The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.
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Rosie O'Donnell
I think that once you open the door and allow people in on a certain aspect, it's very hard to then control how far that ripple effect is. So I think that the person who is known or famous has the ability to decide what they do or don't want to share.
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Rob Reiner
Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.
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Kiefer Sutherland
Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary.
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Victor Webster
Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water on one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RIPPLE EFFECT»

Discover the use of ripple effect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ripple effect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the ...
This work of investigative journalism shows how freshwater is the pressing global issue of the twenty-first century.
Alex Prud'homme, 2012
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The Ripple Effect: Maximizing the Power of Relationships for ...
In his new book, motivator extraordinaire Steve Harper offers a simple but empowering set of principles for improving our lives, our businesses and our world by learning to put other people first.The Ripple Effect shows how our actions ...
Steve Harper, 2005
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Ripple's Effect
Let a dolphin (and her smile) be your guide on the journey to happines.
Shawn Achor, Amy Blankson, 2012
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The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead to a Better Life
With a dose of good humor, Dr. Gail Saltz explains how women can approach their sexuality from the inside out and create a ripple effect that will change how they think, feel, and behave in every aspect of life.
Gail Saltz, 2009
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Ripple Effect
In book 1 of the Time Thriller’s Trilogy, all Elizabeth wants to do is run away, but when her world is turned upside-down and inside-out in an unexpected and bizarre time warp, all she wants to do is return home.
Paul McCusker, 2009
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The Ripple Effect
"Rhiannon Murphy visited the future, witnessed hell on earth and made choices to change things for the greater good. Unfortunately there are consequences for her actions, the penalties for her interference possibly more than she can bear."
J. A. Saare, 2012
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Ripple Effect
When the military career of a top notch Green Beret is terminated by a raw deal, the soldier turns mercenary to spill blood for profit.
Don Pendleton, 2014
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The Ripple Effect
Consider your life as a series of ripples. The experiences in your life and your response to them have led you to exactly where you are now.
Doug Grady, 2012
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The Ripple Effect: How to Radically and Contagiously Enjoy ...
"This is my story.
Matt Hockney, 2012
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The Ripple Effect Process: An Introduction to ...
This positively affects everyone around you, and they too will change in response to you. This is the power of 'The Ripple Effect.' You owe it to yourself and to others to be all that you can be!
Maxine Harley, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RIPPLE EFFECT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ripple effect is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ripple Effect: Fare Thee Well
In honor of the 50th anniversary event, the great Playing For Change released a video of their own cadre of global artists covering "Ripple." "The ripple effect," ... «eNews Park Forest, Jul 15»
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Study says U of L energy savings has created ripple effect in the …
A new economic impact study has found that the University of Louisville has created a ripple effect in the community since contracting with Siemens Industry ... «Louisville Business First, Jun 15»
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Milwaukee Bucks, design team release video intended to spark …
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Bucks and their design team released on Thursday, May 14th, a video which illustrates the ripple effect of economic ... «fox6now.com, May 15»
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Memphis charter school creating ripple effect of positive change
MEMPHIS —In Memphis, stories circulate about kindergarten students tutoring their older siblings, some of whom, the rumors go, are in fifth grade. Michael ... «Watchdog.org, May 15»
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Violence Causes Ripple Effects for Thousands of Oakland Students
Oakland's first homicide victim of 2014 was a boy named Lee Weathersby III. He was shot on New Year's Eve and died early the next morning. Police say it ... «KQED, Apr 15»
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Christine Wolf: Youth violence and the 'Ripple Effect'
“The Ripple Effect” – written and performed by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders – explores the story of 11-year-old Chicago gang member Robert “Yummy” ... «Chicago Tribune, Mar 15»
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Six-minute spotlight on Cerrillos: 'Ripple Effect' screens at the Taos …
Gadde says “Ripple Effect” was shot in one day in Cerrillos back in July. The film is a time-travel Western where the outlaw is hiding out on the Old West with the ... «Albuquerque Journal, Mar 15»
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Ripple cloud formations caused by gravity wave phenomenon
SEBRING — A ripple effect on a grand scale in the sky makes for impressive ... “Sometimes that ripple pattern you are seeing in the clouds is similar to the waves ... «Highlands Today, Dec 14»
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Local law and leaders watch Ferguson for ripple effect
Gina Gowdy holds an upside-down American flag Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., more than three months after an unarmed black 18-year-old man ... «WDTN, Nov 14»
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Wave of change as Monrovia school creates 'positive ripple effect'
Called "Project Ripple Effect," the video endeavors to explain how negative thoughts can be destructive, and how positive reinforcement can lead to behavioral ... «WAFF, Nov 14»

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