1. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon (synset 111430739)
    "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
  2. An outward appearance (synset 104682671)
    "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"
  3. An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived) (synset 105926071)
    "he just did it for effect"
  4. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work (synset 106616419)
  5. (of a law) having legal validity (synset 104816894)
    "the law is still in effect"
  6. A symptom caused by an illness or a drug (synset 114334775)
    "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
  1. Produce (synset 201646466)
    "The scientists set up a shock wave"
  2. Act so as to bring into existence (synset 202566682)
    "effect a change"

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