Meaning of effect

Definition of effect

(noun) 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"
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"
an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
(of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
(verb) produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change"

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