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effect meaning

[ i'fekt ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "effect""effect" in a sentence
  • Noun: effect  i'fekt
    1. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
      "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
      - consequence, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot 
    2. An outward appearance
      "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
      - impression 
    3. An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
      "he just did it for effect" 
    4. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
      - essence, burden, core, gist 
    5. (of a law) having legal validity
      "the law is still in effect"
      - force 
    6. A symptom caused by an illness or a drug
      "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anaesthetic"
    Verb: effect  i'fekt
    1. Produce
      - effectuate, set up 
    2. Act so as to bring into existence
      "effect a change"

    Sounds like: affect

    Derived forms: effecting, effects, effected

    See also: effecter, effective

    Type of: act, appearance, belief, cause, do, feeling, import, impression, make, meaning, move, notion, opinion, phenomenon, significance, signification, symptom, validity, validness, visual aspect

    Encyclopedia: Effect

  • [Business]
    noun, verb



    1 [C,U]

    a change that sb/sth causes in sb/sth else; a result:

    The fall in tourism is having an adverse effect on business.

    What are the long-term effects of this strategy?

    We are still feeling the effects of the stock-market crash.

    Excluding the effect of exchange rates, profits grew 9.7% last year.

    The campaign had little effect on our market share.

    We cut costs to offset (= work against) the effects of falling sales.

    The combined effect of the January sales and new product lines boosted revenues.

    ❖ to have/produce an effect (on sth)

    ◆ a big/dramatic/significant effect

    little/no effect

    ◆ an adverse/ a damaging/harmful/negative effect

    ◆ a beneficial/positive effect

    ◆ to feel/suffer the effects (of sth)

    ◆ to counter/offset/reverse the effects (of sth)

    2 effects [pl.] (formal, only used in written English)

    your personal possessions:

    The insurance policy covers all baggage and personal effects.


    bring/put sth into effect

    to cause sth to come into use:

    The recommendations will soon be put into effect.

    come into effect

    to come into use; to begin to apply:

    New controls come into effect next month.

    in effect

    (about a law or rule) in use:

    These laws are in effect in twenty states.

    take effect

    to come into use; to begin to apply:

    The new pricing structure will take effect from 1 July.

    to the effect that ...; to this/that effect (formal)

    used in formal or legal documents to say that what has been written has a particular meaning, purpose or result:

    The contract contains a clause to the effect that the executive will be required to work outside normal business hours when the work requires.

    with immediate effect; with effect from ...

    starting now; starting from ...: (;

    ◆ %% starting now; starting from ..)

    She has resigned as chairman with immediate effect.

    With effect from 1 August, there will be an extra €2 charge on all deliveries.

    verb [+ obj] (formal)

    to make sth happen:

    You may effect payment for your order in several currencies.

  • [Defence]

    1. The physical or behavioral state of a system that results from an action, a set of actions, or another effect.
    2. The result, outcome, or consequence of an action.
    3. A change to a condition, behavior, or degree of freedom.
    (JP 3-0)

  • [Economics]
    See announcement effect, income effect, Pigou effect, and substitution effect

  • [Medicine]
    n : something that is produced by an agent or cause ‹obtained the same effect with a smaller dose›
  • It has no discernible effect on spondylitis.
  • Evidence of the adverse effect is limited.
  • It had corrective effect on my vanity.
  • His words were taking effect, which was clear.
  • The curative effect varies from person to person ...
  • The effect is termed harmonic distortion.
  • Toxic doses can produce a febrile effect.
  • Penbury always had a chilling effect.
  • A single gene may have many effects.
  • In america the effects were immediate.
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