noun Chiefly British.
a chain reaction.
The effect of dyslexia on wordsLetters are the most ubiquitous symbols around us. When we learn to read, we train our brains to transform these symbols into sounds and meanings. However, doctors estimate that at least 10% of the population has dyslexia. The term “dyslexia” was invented in 1887 by the German ophthalmologist Rudolf Berlin. It comes from the Greek roots dys meaning difficult and lexia meaning reading. (It is likely that …
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- knocking copy
Origin of knock-on effect
adj. use of verb phrase knock on
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