- domino effect
- domino effect ► NOUN ▪ the hypothetical influence of political events in one country upon its neighbours.
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Domino effect — For other uses, see Domino Effect (disambiguation). Domino effect events … Wikipedia
domino effect — noun the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall) • Usage Domain: ↑trope, ↑figure of speech, ↑figure, ↑image • Hypernyms: ↑consequence, ↑effect, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
domino effect — N SING If one event causes another similar event, which in turn causes another event, and so on, you can refer to this as a domino effect. The timetable for trains is so tight that if one is a bit late, the domino effect is enormous. Syn: knock… … English dictionary
domino effect — /ˈdɒmənoʊ əfɛkt/ (say domuhnoh uhfekt) noun an effect whereby one event or action triggers a chain reaction of consequential or similar events or actions: *As information starts to become public, it causes people to come forward with even more… … Australian English dictionary
domino effect — One action causing a series of impacts. ► “The battle in California is expected to have a domino effect, eventually reaching all Americans.” (Black Enterprise, Nov. 1995, p. 133) … American business jargon
domino effect — domino ef,fect noun singular a situation in which one event causes a whole series of events to happen one after the other … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
domino effect — the cumulative effect that results when one event precipitates a series of like events. Also called domino reaction. [1965 70] * * * … Universalium
domino effect — noun the effect of the domino theory … English new terms dictionary
domino effect — noun Date: 1966 a cumulative effect produced when one event initiates a succession of similar events compare ripple effect … New Collegiate Dictionary
domino effect — noun a) the effect of one event setting off a chain of similar events b) the theory that, if Vietnam fell to communism, it would be followed by Cambodia and Laos etc … Wiktionary