|1.||something that is produced by a cause or agent; result|
|2.||power or ability to influence or produce a result; efficacy: with no effect|
|3.||the condition of being operative (esp in the phrases in or into effect): the law comes into effect at midnight|
|4.||take effect to become operative or begin to produce results|
|5.||basic meaning or purpose (esp in the phrase to that effect)|
|6.||an impression, usually one that is artificial or contrived (esp in the phrase for effect)|
|7.||a scientific phenomenon: the Doppler effect|
|a. in fact; actually|
|b. for all practical purposes|
|9.||the overall impression or result: the effect of a painting|
|10.||(tr) to cause to occur; bring about; accomplish|
|[C14: from Latin effectus a performing, tendency, from efficere to accomplish, from facere to do]|
effect ef·fect (ĭ-fěkt')
Something brought about by a cause or an agent; a result.
The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result; influence.
A scientific law, hypothesis, or phenomenon.
The condition of being in full force or execution.
Something that produces a specific impression or supports a general design or intention.
To bring into existence.
To produce as a result.
To bring about.