Synonyms and Antonyms for butterfly-effect

1. butterfly effect (n.)

the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago

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2. butterfly (n.)

a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down

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3. butterfly (v.)

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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6. effect (n.)

an outward appearance

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7. effect (n.)

an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

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8. effect (v.)

act so as to bring into existence

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9. effect (n.)

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

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10. effect (n.)

(of a law) having legal validity

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