• WordNet 3.6
    • v effect produce "The scientists set up a shock wave"
    • v effect act so as to bring into existence "effect a change"
    • n effect an outward appearance "he made a good impression","I wanted to create an impression of success","she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
    • n effect (of a law) having legal validity "the law is still in effect"
    • n effect an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived) "he just did it for effect"
    • n effect the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    • n effect a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise","his decision had depressing consequences for business","he acted very wise after the event"
    • n effect a symptom caused by an illness or a drug "the effects of sleep loss","the effect of the anesthetic"
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Effect of Gladstonianism. Balfourism. Healyism Effect of Gladstonianism. Balfourism. Healyism

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer
    • Effect Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; -- with to. "They spake to her to that effect ."
    • Effect Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May. "That no compunctious visitings of nature
      Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between
      The effect and it."
    • Effect Goods; movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects . "Resolving all events, with their effects And manifold results , into the will
      And arbitration wise of the Supreme."
      "Shun the bitter consequence , for know,
      The day thou eatest thereof, . . . thou shalt die."
    • Effect Impression left on the mind; sensation produced. "Patchwork . . . introduced for oratorical effect .""The effect was heightened by the wild and lonely nature of the place."
    • Effect In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury. "The effect is the unfailing index of the amount of the cause."
    • Effect Manifestation; expression; sign. "All the large effects That troop with majesty."
    • Effect Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect .
    • Effect Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance. "No other in effect than what it seems."
    • Effect The purport; the sum and substance. "The effect of his intent."
    • Effect To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish. "To effect that which the divine counsels had decreed.""They sailed away without effecting their purpose."
    • Effect To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be. "So great a body such exploits to effect ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body
    • effect To produce as a result; be the cause or agent of; bring about; make actual; achieve: as, to effect a political revolution, or a change of government.
    • effect To bring to a desired end; bring to pass; execute; accomplish; fulfil: as, to effect a purpose, or one's desires.
    • effect Synonyms To realize, fulfil, complete, compass, consummate; Affect, Effect. See affect.
    • effect Execute, Accomplish, etc. See perform.
    • n effect That which is effected by an efficient cause; a consequent; more generally, the result of any kind of cause except a final cause: as, the effect of heat.
    • n effect Power to produce consequnces or results; force; validity; account: as, the obligation is void and of no effect.
    • n effect Purport; import or general intent: as, he immediately wrote to that effect; his speech was to the effect that, etc.
    • n effect A state or course of accomplishment or fulfilment; effectuation; achievement; operation: as, to bring a plan into effect; the medicine soon took effect.
    • n effect Actual fact; reality; not mere appearance: preceded by in.
    • n effect Mental impression; general result upon the mind of what is apprehended by any of the faculties: as, the effect of a view, or of a picture.
    • n effect pl. [After F. effets, effects, chattels, effets mobiliers, movable property; cf. effect, a bill, bill of exchange, effets publics, stocks, funds.] Goods; movables; personal estate. In law: Property; whatever can be turned into money.
    • n effect The conclusion; the dénouement of a story.
    • n effect Goods, Chattels, etc. See property.
    • n effect In art, an accidental or unusual combination of colors, lights, or forms which especially excite the interest of a painter and form a suitable motive or key in painting or etching.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.
    • n Effect ef-fekt′ the result of an action: impression produced: reality: the consequence intended:
    • v.t Effect to produce: to accomplish
    • n Effect ef-fekt′ (pl.) goods: property
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  • Michael Leboeuf
    Michael Leboeuf
    “The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it.”
  • L. Ron Hubbard
    L. Ron Hubbard
    “A person is either the effect of his environment or is able to have an effect upon his environment.”
  • Herbert Spencer
    “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    “The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Grace in women has more effect than beauty.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “Laws are never as effective as habits.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. effectus, fr. efficere, effectum, to effect; ex, + facere, to make: cf. F. effet, formerly also spelled effect,. See Fact
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. efficĕre, effectum, to accomplish—ex, out, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

The same effect would obviously follow any effective legal interference with company-promoting of this order.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
His daughter's grief seemed to have no effect on him whatever.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Mental Effects of Solitude.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
But centuries elapsed before this could be effected.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
In these cases fertilisation was effected only by the aid of a distinct species.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
This law effects this result.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The fatal effects of mineral poisons are too often experienced, and for want of timely assistance but seldom counteracted.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Then from the English point of view there was the possible effect upon the Mohammedan throughout the British Empire.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
They will know what the effect of this will be.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Effect of Adding Too Much Water.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The Populists and Democrats found themselves in accord on financial questions and in most localities a fusion was effected.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The hereditary or instinctive nervous actions produce after coitus a profound effect of contrast.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Leonardo's landscape has been of unfortunate effect on art, so far as it has had effect at all.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
Sylvia Pankhurst addressed the committee in a simple and effective way.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
This seemed to have the effect of expanding somewhat his self-contained little soul.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
What important distinction in the effects of respiration of animals and plants?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The commercial effects of the crusades.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The increase of population, and the increase of food will generally be the effect, but not the necessary effect of high wages.
"On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation" by David Ricardo
At what date the union of them occurred, and by what means it was effected, we can only guess.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
In the Assembly he effected the passage of a series of resolutions deemed treasonable by the royal governor.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson

In poetry:

At logic few with him could vie;
To his peculiar sect
He could propose a fallacy
With singular effect.
"The Two Ogres" by William Schwenck Gilbert
It bringeth good, it bringeth ill,
As he possessing shall elect.
He maketh it of none effect
Who walketh not within thy will.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
Else should our souls in vain elect,
And vainer yet were heaven's laws,
When to an everlasting cause
They gave a perishing effect.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
Next, what by law I'm bound unto,
The same the gospel makes me do:
What preceptively that can crave;
This effectively can ingrave.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
In grand effect they still are living,
Unblurred by age or flight of time;
And unto earth are ever giving
Lessons, wondrous and sublime.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
All that by precepts Heav'n expects,
Free grace by promises effects:
To what the law by fear may move,
To that the gospel leads by love.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Mayo Clinic researchers saw improvements, no side effects.
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 14, 1:00 p.m. Photo by Michael Zamora, Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
Effect of intravenous iron dextran on rheumatoid synovitis.
Political cartoons on Canadian-American relations, found in Canadian newspapers from 1864 to the present, use analogies as the "hook" to attract the viewer's attention and effectively make a point.
The Overlooked Device in Effective Political Cartoons.
IN EFFECT UNTIL SEP 1, 10:00 p.m.
Published literature on buffering suggests this increases the effectiveness of anesthetic and hastens the onset of anesthesia .
They may cause local or systemic side effects, especially if they are used excessively.
The negative effects of low birthweight on the later health of children in developing countries have been well studied.
Possible study of anthrax vaccine 's effectiveness in children stirs debate.
Most Treasure Coast teachers rated 'effective' or ' highly effective'.
Most Lake teachers earn 'effective' or ' highly effective' ratings under controversial new system.
Only "highly effective" and "effective" teachers earn raises.
The triptans are well established as effective treatments for migraine , but the specific mechanisms responsible for their therapeutic effects remain unknown.
"Effective management of AF and unexplained syncope starts with effective monitoring ," said Professor Haverkamp.

In science:

The RG picture suggests that in the IAF phase the typical excitations at low energies ω are classical domain wall excitations that live on the effective bonds with weak effective couplings ˜J z ∼ ω .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The system is then frozen into the subspace in which spin 2 and this effective spin1 ob ject are coupled together to form an effective spin1/2 ob ject which we label s2 for consistency of notation.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The low-energy effective degrees of freedom of such a segment are two half-spins localized near the two edges of the segment—these are the spin-1/2’s of the effective model.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
IVB: The average spin autocorrelation at large time τ is dominated by the (rare) spins that belong to the rare strongly coupled clusters (Griffiths regions) with low effective “flipping rates” (i.e., effective transverse fields) smaller than ω ∼ 1/τ .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
S zz (k , ω ) ∼ where |µ0 (k)|2 (Γ) is the average modulus squared of the effective magnetic moment at wavevector k for the clusters that are being eliminated at scale Γ; for a given cluster c, this effective moment is defined as µc (k) = Pj∈c eikxj .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
However, in a many-body system this effect is suppressed by O(1/N 3 ) (because there are O(N 4 ) ways to choose two pairs, and only O(N ) of them are involved in this effect).
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
The effective action for massless fields is of the form I = Z d10x LIIB + Z d4x Lbrane , where LIIB is the effective lagrangian of type IIB string theory, which contains the supergravity action discussed in section 4 plus higher derivative terms, and Lbrane is the lagrangian for the low-energy theory on the brane.
Large N field theories from superstrings
At short−λ (UV), diffraction effects in the photon-grain interaction become negligible, and the effective cross-section coincides with the geometric one, Qν,e ∼ 1.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
In the K − ¯K and B − ¯B systems, it must be possible to describe the effects of this new physics by operators in the low energy effective lagrangian.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
However one can try to compare loop amplitudes calculated both in string theory and in the corresponding noncommutative field theory, in order to see how effective the noncommutative effective field theory is.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
An example of such a nonlinear effect is the effect on a third ob ject of the nonlinear contribution to the long-range gravitational field produced by the interaction of the fields from two distinct sources.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The effects which are neither less than the semitransparent effect nor greater than it, are called regular effects.
Outline for a formal general theory of physical measurements
While most of the work have focused on nonlinear effects such as the Kerr effect, Hui et al [15,16] have derived general expressions for the effective susceptibilities for second harmonic generation (SHG) and third harmonic generation (THG) in a binary composite of random dielectrics.
Dimensional Crossover in the Effective Second Harmonic Generation of Films of Random Dielectrics
By invoking a modified effective-medium approximation (EMA) to incorporate the film thickness in the estimation of the local fields, together with our previous general expression for SHG susceptibility, the effective SHG susceptibility including the effect of film thickness can be calculated.
Dimensional Crossover in the Effective Second Harmonic Generation of Films of Random Dielectrics
The average mode spacing is ef f (cid:17), where L′ = L + 2zb is the effective ∆ν = c/ (cid:16)πL′N n2 length of the random media, zb accounts for the boundary effects. N is the number of waveguide modes, c is the speed of light in vacuum, and nef f is the effective refractive index.
Effects of localization and amplification on distribution of intensity transmitted through random media