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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.


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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Effect modifier like hemorrhagic stratification was compared with QTc prolongation.
It all depends on the distribution of effect modifiers. BMC Med 2013;11:159.
The results obtained in the present study do not clarify the role of SES as an effect modifier of the association between mortality and variation in [NO.sub.2].
We used the results of the individual city analysis in a second-stage analysis to provide overall estimates and to investigate potential effect modifiers.
Current and future efforts to identify new polymorphisms in genes involved in environmental response will broaden the scope of potential genetic effect modifiers. Determining the effect of these polymorphisms (phenotype) will then be of paramount importance.
Effect modifiers such as age and gender were controlled by stratification using Chi-square test.
Drinking water sodium concentrations were measured using the atomic absorption flame photometry method with an air-acetylene flame (see Supplemental Material, "Confounders and effect modifiers") and multiplied by self-reported water volume intake in glasses per day; data collectors measured the volume of presented glasses.
RVR was also stratified among age, viral load and gender to see their effect as these are potential effect modifiers. All information/ data was recorded on performa for analysis.
The objective was to quantify the effect of [greater than or equal to] 3 g OBG/d on serum cholesterol concentrations in humans and investigate potential effect modifiers. A meta-analysis was performed on 28 RCTs comparing [greater than or equal to] 3 g OBG/d with an appropriate control.
After examining the prevalence of hypoglycemia across potential effect modifiers, however, they found no significant interactions.
In addition, three variables were identified a priori as either confounders or effect modifiers: hours per day spent outdoors, years of pre-study residence length at enrollment address, and moving distance from enrollment address during follow-up.