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Snowballing often refers to a situation which rapidly gets out of control, as when a snow ball grows larger while rolling downhill.

Snowballing might also refer to:


  • A situation in which the exercise of stop orders in a declining market or advancing market or specific share creates further downward or upward pressure, triggering more stop orders, magnifying the decline or advance
  • Debt-snowball method: A method of paying down credit card debt by paying the minimum on all balances, except the one with the highest interest rate


  • In social science research, snowball sampling, or "snowballing": a technique for developing a research sample


In chemical and industrial engineering, snowballing is the second and last phase, after aggregation, of the pelletization process.



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