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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.

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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ATR was seen in 36 (34.2%) and oblique astigmatism in 17 (16%).
The prevalence of WTR and oblique astigmatism was significantly different between gender groups.
An additional limitation regarding generalizability relates to the fact that all of the astigmats in the present study were with-the-rule astigmats, and it is not clear if the same results would be observed in children with against-the-rule or oblique astigmatism. Finally, almost all astigmats in this study had previous spectacle treatment.