the cumulative effect that results when one event precipitates a series of like events.
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Also called domino reaction.
Origin of domino effect
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby domino effect
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British Dictionary definitions for domino effect
a series of similar or related events occurring as a direct and inevitable result of one initial event
Word Origin for domino effect
C20: alluding to a row of dominoes, each standing on end, all of which fall when one is pushed: originally used with reference to possible Communist takeovers of countries in SE Asia
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