The number of patients who opt for this course has increased every year since the law went into effect.
No non-trivial action has literally zero effect on anything in the universe.
The effect, once you've browsed through a dozen or more, is almost hypnotic.
The effect of all of this dress information is a kind of glossy, virtual intimacy that is revealing yet not personal.
And the future should be defined as “the day after the debt-limit increase goes into effect.”
But the hideous doctrines which his cousin had preached to him were not without their effect.
The effect upon Tom was to make him excited; more so, perhaps, than he had ever been.
The effect of her words was like an electric shock to the man.
So he was alone, he thought, and the very knowledge had the effect of stiffening him.
Such was the effect of the non-importation agreement of 1774.
late 14c., "a result," from Old French efet (13c., Modern French effet) "result, execution, completion, ending," from Latin effectus "accomplishment, performance," from past participle stem of efficere "work out, accomplish," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + facere "to do" (see factitious).
Meaning "impression produced on the beholder" is from 1736. Sense in stage effect, sound effect, etc. first recorded 1881. The verb is from 1580s. Related: Effecting; effection.
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.