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Noun: effect  i'fekt or u'fekt or e'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 or u'fekt or e'fekt
  1. Produce
    "The scientists effect a shock wave";
    - effectuate, set up
  2. Act so as to bring into existence
    "effect a change"

Sounds like: affect

Derived forms: effects, effecting, effected

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

Encyclopedia: Effect