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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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  • 'Under the Dome' 'Blue on Blue': Is Big Jim headed for the dark side?
    Under the Dome'saction heats up on Monday's "Blue on Blue," when the military decides to try a drastic measure to get rid of the dome that is encasing Chester's Mill.Here are some things to look forward to:The butterfly effect comes to the dome, though in a more literal way than the normal meaning of "the butterfly effect." But it spurs the U.S. military into action, leaving the town ...
    July 18, 2013 - Zap2It

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