- effective sound pressure,
- effective temperature,
Origin of effects
verb (used with object)
Origin of effect
Examples from the Web for effects
That makes it incredibly difficult to determine the effects of airstrikes, for example.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The Syrian war is having its effects here as well,” said Yehyavi, the Iranian consul general in Quetta.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We see the effects of a state that spends more money per capita on prisons than it does on education.
Moreover, trucks, dust, and boomtown stress are the effects of any large-scale industrial activity.
In war, he wrote, “everything is uncertain … all military action is intertwined with psychological forces and effects.”
The alleged inheritance of the effects of use and disuse in our domestic animals must be very slow and slight.Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?|William Platt Ball
This effects the same purpose as the phonograph, but in a somewhat different manner.How it Works|Archibald Williams
This was agreed to, under articles of capitulation, by which the effects of the people therein were secured to them.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2|Edgerton Ryerson
I will not say, Here is fine or cheap: that were an injury to the verse itself, and to the effects it can produce.Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II|Henry Vaughan
Yet he believed in the goblins, to whom miners ascribe the effects of mephitic exhalations.
- in fact; actually
- for all practical purposes
Word Origin for effect
"goods, property," 1704, plural of effect (n.).
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.
see in effect; into effect; take effect; to that effect.