- Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.
- (sound engineering) A device for producing an alteration in sound produced by an instrument.
"I just bought a couple of great effects."
- (physics, psychology, etc.) A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer.
- (obsolete) Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.
- The result or outcome of a cause.
"The effect of the hurricane was a devastated landscape."
- (sound engineering) An alteration in sound after it has been produced by an instrument.
"I use an echo effect here to make the sound more mysterious."
- (uncountable) The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law.
"The new law will come into effect on the first day of next year."
- Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; with to.
- (cinematography) An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect")
"The effect of flying was most convincing."
- Execution; performance; realization; operation.
- (chiefly in the plural) Belongings, usually as personal effects.
- (obsolete) Manifestation; expression; sign.
- Misspelling of affect.
- To make or bring about; to implement.
"The best way to effect change is to work with existing stakeholders."