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Effect

As a verb, to do; to produce; to make; to bring to pass; to execute; enforce; accomplish. As a noun, that which is produced by an agent or cause; result; outcome; consequence. The result that an instrument between parties will produce in their relative rights, or which a statute will produce upon the existing law, as discovered from the language used, the forms employed, or other materials for construing it. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act. The phrases take effect, be in force, and go into operation, are used interchangeably.

In the plural, a person's effects are the real and Personal Property of someone who has died or who makes a will.

effect

noun accomplishment, achievement, aftermath, consecutio, consequence, development, effectuation, end product, end result, eventuation, final reeult, fruit, fruition, impact, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, reaction, repercussion, response, result, resultant, resultant action, sequel, termination, upshot
Associated concepts: cause and effect, chilling effect, effeccive procuring cause, force and effect, natural effect, perronal effects
Foreign phrases: Effectus sequitur causam.The effect follows the cause. Verba accipienda sunt cum effectu, ut sortiantur effectum. Words are to be received with effect, so that they may be productive of effect. Cessante causa, cessat effectus. The cause ceasing, the effect must cease. Cum quod ago non valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest. When that which I do is of no effect as I do it, it shall be as effective as it can (otherwise) be made. Nova constiiutio futuris formam imponere debet non praeteritis. A new law ought to affect the future, not what is past. Non efficit affectus nisi sequatur effectus. The intention amounts to nothing unless some effect follows. Verba accipienda ut sortiantur effectum. Words should be taken so that they may have some effect. Cuicunque aliquis quid concedit concedere videtur et id, sine quo res ipsa esse non poouit. Whoever grants anything to another is supposed to grant that also without which the grant itself would be of no effect. Juris affectus in executione consistit. The effectiveeess of a law lies in its execution. Quando quod ago non valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest. When that which I do does not have effect as I do it, let it have as much effect as it can. Cessante ratione legis, cessat et ipsa lex. Where the reason for a law ceases, the law itself also ceases. Officit conatus si effectus sequatur. The attempt becomes of consequence, if the effect follows.
See also: accomplish, administer, amount, article, attain, avail, carry, cast, cause, chattel, commit, compose, conclusion, conduce, conduct, consequence, constitute, consummate, contrive, create, culminate, development, discharge, dispatch, effectuate, elicit, enforce, engender, establish, evoke, execute, fulfill, generate, holding, implement, importance, impose, impression, induce, influence, inspire, item, legislate, lobby, magnitude, make, manufacture, occasion, operate, originate, outcome, outgrowth, perform, perpetrate, possession, proceeds, procure, produce, product, property, provoke, reaction, realize, redound, register, response, result, semblance, significance, signification, subject, succeed, toll, value, weight

EFFECT. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act, is called its effect.
     2. By the laws of the United States, a patent cannot be granted for an effect only, but it may be for a new mode or application of machinery to produce effects. 1 Gallis. 478; see 4 Mason, 1; Pet. C. C. R. 394; 2 N. H. R. 61.

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Pod position effect of the fifth position between (across) quarter.
We attempt to fill this gap by examining pod position effects in the context of the Super Bowl, a four-hour program with several segments.
Based on theoretical frameworks of order effects, cognitive processing capacity, and empirical evidence of pod position effects, we present the following hypotheses:
As discussed earlier, using interference, and association theories to provide an explanation for the serial position effect, Foucault (1928), and Ladd and Woodworth (1911), proposed that faster learning and greater recall of items occur at the beginning (primacy effect) and end (recency effect) in comparison to the middle of a list in word recall tests.
Also as discussed earlier, an alternative explanation provided for the serial position effect by Atkinson and Shiffrin's (1968) dual-store model for memory is that earlier information has a greater chance of being consolidated than the middle information and the middle information has a greater chance of being consolidated than the recent information.
The third and fourth hypotheses relate to the serial position effect.
In this table nothing conspicuous strikes the eye, except perhaps for the fact that the percentage of direct hits on ETs (B-perc) is among the two highest of all 11 position effects and at the same time also shows the smallest variance.
TABLE 1 DISPLACEMENT TYPES SHOWING POSITION EFFECTS OF SUBJECTS' CALLS AND TARGET CARDS Target Call p-2 P-1 p p+1 p+2 P-1 A F I p J D B E K p+1 H G C TABLE 2 HITS PER DISPLACEMENT TYPE ON "EMOTIONAL " TARGETS (ETs) AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DISPLACEMENTS OF THE SAME TIPE FOR ALL ZENER TARGETS (ZTs) Displacement type Mean percentage (N=12) Expected A-perc (p-1 ~ p-1) 11.
In the earlier investigation by Burns and Criddle (2001), position effects were indicated with NNN tests both early in training, when intervals among series components vary, and late in training, when the intervals are relatively stable.
Position effects that might have resulted from associative learning of cues from time or the response are not the result of learning position per se and do not require cognitive interpretations.
Bem (1994) also showed that position effects, if anything, were working against an inflated hit probability.
However, position effects may also have been different for the dynamic, rather than the static, target pool.