The result or outcome of a cause. See usage notes below. (noun)
An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect") (noun)
An alteration in sound after it has been produced by an instrument. (noun)
A device for producing an alteration in sound produced by an instrument. (noun)
The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law. (noun)
A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer. (noun)
Belongings, usually as personal effects. (noun)
To make or bring about; to implement. (verb)
Common misspelling of affect. (verb)
Examples of word effect
So it is deemed better to classify in accordance with the function or effect it is known a means _must_ perform or accomplish than in accordance with the _object_ with respect to which an act or acts are directed or in accordance with some _effect_ which may or may not result.
An effect being _defined_ as something subsequent to its cause, obviously we can have no _effect_ upon the past.
The Cause of any event, then, when exactly ascertainable, has five marks: it is (quantitatively) _equal_ to the effect, and (qualitatively) _the immediate, unconditional, invariable antecedent of the effect_.
He must study the nature of the effect he is to produce, and of the materials upon which he is to work, and adopt, after mature deliberation, a plan to accomplish his purpose, founded upon the principles which ought always to regulate the action of mind upon mind, and adapted to produce the _intellectual effect_, which he wishes to accomplish.
Given an effect to be accounted for, and there being several causes which might have produced it, but of the presence of which in the particular case nothing is known; the probability that the effect was produced by any one of these causes _is as the antecedent probability of the cause, multiplied by the probability that the cause, if it existed, would have produced the given effect_.