Definitions of effect:
  • noun:   (of a law) having legal validity
    Example: "The law is still in effect"
  • noun:   an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
    Example: "He just did it for effect"
  • noun:   the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  • noun:   a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
    Example: "The effects of sleep loss"
  • noun:   an outward appearance
    Example: "She retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
  • noun:   a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    Example: "The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
  • verb:   act so as to bring into existence
    Example: "Effect a change"
  • verb:   produce

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