effect effect  /ɪ ˈfɛkt/


  1. (n) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  2. (n) an outward appearance
  3. (n) an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
  4. (n) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  5. (n) (of a law) having legal validity
  6. (n) a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
  7. (v) produce
  8. (v) act so as to bring into existence


  1. Educational psychologists have long known that attitude can have a pronounced effect on the score.
  2. While three points might not seem like much, the effect can be enormous.
  3. Measuring that effect might be useful, but Targ goes a step further.


  1. Flood watch in effect for parts of Central New York

    A flood watch is in effect for parts of central New York from Thursday morning to Friday morning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNYCentral.com

  2. Enjoy sun today; flood watch in effect for Poconos Thursday

    A flood watch is in effect for the Poconos Thursday morning through late Thursday night as heavy rains are predicted for the region.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pocono Record

  3. Cause and effect

    Cause and effect Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:33 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Jill Bianco, a leader for the meetings at Weight Watchers, believes that clothes not fitting will almost always be a reason for people to finally decide to lose weight. Going down a size is always a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. Dr Rogge told the VRT television station from his native Belgium: "If you know China, you know that mounting the barricades and using tough language will have the opposite effect. China will close itself off from the rest of the world, which, don't...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: South China Morning Post (subscription)

  2. "There's going to be a harmful effect on many local businesses, and it's going to be painful for a lot of folks. Folks are going to be frustrated, and some folks are going to be angry," he said in an address in Theodore, Alabama.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "We believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will be limited and we do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy or to the financial system," Bernanke said.
    on May 17, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: 940 News

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