Effect

  • 1 effect — ef·fect 1 n 1: something that is produced by an agent or cause 2 pl: personal property (1) at property: goods …

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  • 2 Effect — Ef*fect , n. [L. effectus, fr. efficere, effectum, to effect; ex + facere to make: cf. F. effet, formerly also spelled effect. See {Fact}.] 1. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 effect — n 1 Effect, result, consequence, upshot, aftereffect, aftermath, sequel, issue, outcome, event are comparable in signifying something, usually a condition, situation, or occurrence, ascribable to a cause or combination of causes. Effect is the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 effect — [e fekt′, ifekt′; ] often [ ēfekt′, əfekt′] n. [ME < OFr (& L) < L effectus, orig., pp. of efficere, to bring to pass, accomplish < ex , out + facere, DO1] 1. anything brought about by a cause or agent; result 2. the power or ability to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 effect — que l art fait, Effectio artis. Effect et pouvoir, Effectus. Homme de peu d effect, Parum efficax homo. Tout l effect d amitié git en mesme vouloir, Vis amicitiae est in animorum consensione. Laquelle signification approcha si trespres de l… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 6 effect — ► NOUN 1) a change which is a result or consequence of an action or other cause. 2) the state of being or becoming operative. 3) the extent to which something succeeds or is operative: wind power can be used to great effect. 4) (effects) personal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Effect — Effect, Wirkung, Erfolg, wird besonders von einer erhöhten, einer überraschenden Wirkung gebraucht. In der Kunst darf der Künstler wohl den Effect anbringen, jedoch ohne die Harmonie der einzelnen Theile unter einander zu stören; er darf nicht… …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 8 Effect — Effect, from Latin effectus performance, accomplishment can be used in various meanings: * Any result of another action or circumstance (see pragma , phenomenon, list of effects); * Cause and effect are the relata of causality; * In movies and… …

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  • 9 effect — [n1] result aftereffect, aftermath, backlash, backwash, can of worms*, causatum, chain reaction*, conclusion, consequence, corollary, denouement, development, end, end product, event, eventuality, fallout, flak*, follow through, follow up, fruit …

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  • 10 Effect — Ef*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effecting}.] 1. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be. [1913 Webster] So great a body such exploits to effect. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring to pass; to execute; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 effect — (n.) late 14c., a result, from O.Fr. efet (13c., Mod.Fr. effet) result, execution, completion, ending, from L. effectus accomplishment, performance, from pp. stem of efficere work out, accomplish, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + facere to do… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 Effect — (v. lat. Effectus), 1) Wirkung, Erfolg; bes. 2) günstiger Erfolg …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Effect — Effect, lat. effectus, die Wirkung; E.en, das bewegliche Vermögen mit Ausnahme des Geldes; Staatspapiere, überhaupt Creditpapiere mit Ausnahme der Wechsel; E.enhandel, der Verkehr in Credit oder Werthpapieren; E.ensocietät, Handelscollegium in… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 14 effect — англ. [ифэ/кт] Effekt нем. [эфэ/кт] effet фр. [эфэ/] effetto ит. [эффе/тто] эффект, впечатление …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 15 effect — ▪ I. effect ef‧fect 1 [ɪˈfekt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the way in which an action, event, or person changes someone or something: • Inflation is having a disastrous effect on the economy. demonˈstration efˌfect [singular] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 effect — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 change that is caused by sth ADJECTIVE ▪ decisive, dramatic, far reaching, important, marked, powerful, profound, pronounced, significant …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 effect — ef|fect1 W1S1 [ıˈfekt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(change/result)¦ 2 put/bring something into effect 3 take effect 4¦(law/rule)¦ 5 with immediate effect/with effect from 6 in effect 7 to good/great/no etc effect 8 to this/that/the effect 9¦(idea/feeling)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 effect — n. efficacy influence 1) to have, produce an effect on 2) to heighten an effect 3) to take effect (the drug took effect) 4) to feel an effect (I feel the effect of the narcotic) 5) to mar; negate, nullify; sleep off the effect (of smt.) 6) an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 effect — ef|fect1 [ ı fekt ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a change that is produced in one person or thing by another: an adverse/beneficial effect (=a bad/good effect): East German companies were suffering the adverse effects of German economic union.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 effect — [[t]ɪfe̱kt[/t]] ♦ effects, effecting, effected 1) N VAR: oft N of/on n, N of ing, adj N The effect of one thing on another is the change that the first thing causes in the second thing. Parents worry about the effect of music on their adolescent… …

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