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Related to ripple effect: butterfly effect
A gradually spreading effect or influence: "Those deviations tend to have a ripple effect throughout the economy as a whole" (Tom Clancy).
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the repercussions of an event or situation experienced far beyond its immediate location
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a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event.
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