[ 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"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
It is not enough in accounting_for this feeling to analyze it into the wickedness of individual people added together to produce a cumulative effect .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Any alteration of one of these factors is distortion , although we generally use that word only for effects so pronounced that they can be stated quantitatively on the basis of standard tests .
Without losing the distinctive undertow of Brahmsian rhythm , the pacing is firm and the over-all performance has a tightly_knit quality that makes_for maximum cumulative effect .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The movie was The Great_Train_Robbery and its effects on the young industry and art were all_but incalculable .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
I believe that what I do has some effect on his actions and I have learned , in_a_way , to commune with drunks , but certainly my actions seem to resemble more nearly the performance of a rain_dance than the carrying_out of an experiment in physics .
phenomenon product change response impact aftermath by-product influence offspring dent aftereffect spillover side_effect coriolis_effect knock-on_effect harvest coattails_effect butterfly_effect domino_effect placebo_effect bandwagon_effect position_effect outgrowth repercussion brisance eventuate
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
Complete with crowd effects , interruptions by jet_planes , and sundry other touches of realism , this disc displays London 's new technique to the best effect .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
The effect of the recording is very open and natural , with the frequency emphasis exactly what you would expect from a live performance .
Steinberg obviously has concluded that it is the lyric element which must dominate in this score , and he manages at_times to create the effect of the whole orchestra bursting into song .(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
In the upper center of Braque 's first collage , Fruit_Dish ( in Douglas_Cooper 's collection ) , a bunch of grapes is rendered with such conventionally vivid sculptural effect as to lift it practically off the picture_plane .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
The air was cooler here , and the lacy pattern of the trees threw a dappled shadow on the grass , an effect which he found pleasant .
[ verb ] cause to happen or occur
"The scientists set up a shockwave"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
It urged that the next Legislature `` provide enabling funds and re-set the effective date so_that an orderly implementation of the law may be effected '' .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Finally , a balance must be effected among project finance , utilization of agricultural surpluses , and general balance_of_payments support .(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Alex told her that there was no hurry for their breakfasts , trying at_the_same_time to effect a speedy separation of the persons before and behind him .
[ noun ] an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
"he just did it for effect"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
Complete with crowd effects , interruptions by jet_planes , and sundry other touches of realism , this disc displays London 's new technique to the best effect .
London explains that the very distinct directional effect in the Phase 4 series is due in large part to their novel methods of microphoning and recording the music on a number of separate tape channels .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
In many cases the revolutionary production has offered no more than sensational effects :
Like the recent Scheherazade from London ( High_Fidelity , Sept. 1961 ) , it is successful because emphasis has been placed on good musical and engineering practices rather_than on creating sensational effects .(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
When the writer uses material does he tamper with it to improve its commercial effect or does he leave it pure ?
[ noun ] (of a law) having legal validity
"the law is still in effect"
Used in print(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
Let me pass_over the trip to Sante_Fe with something of the same speed which made Mrs._Roebuck `` wonduh if the wahtahm speed_limit '' ( 35 m._p._h . ) `` is still in ee-faket '' .
[ noun ] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
Used in print(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)
Public_relations strategists everywhere , watching the reaction of the German press , the liberal press , the lunatic fringe press , listening to their neighbors , studying interviews with men and women on the street , cried_out : Too_much , too_much - the mind of the audience is becoming dulled , the horrors are losing their effect .(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
A Virginia judge a while back cited a Roman jurist to the effect that ten years might be a reasonable length of time for such a change .
[ verb ] act so as to bring about
"effect a change"
Used in print(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
The purchase was effected and they made_their_way towards the hotel again , the hen , with whom some sort of communication had been set_up , nestling in the doctor 's arms .
It was evident that a second transfer had to be effected , and that it had to take_place between the time the fille finished the doctor 's room and the time she began Alex 's .