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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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Doing so allows us to isolate price pressure effects from the other, possibly information-driven effects, that largely occur around the announcement day.
2 and enabling the prediction of pressure effect on viscosity, is adapted for the determination of the pressure-viscosity coefficient of polyphenylsulfone.
8) A painless mass was the main complaint, with a pressure effect on the temporal bone in the second patient.
2]), no pressure effect was evident; ~10% of maximal binding was observed at 140 MPa, 20% at 210 MPa, 50% at 280 MPa, and 80% at 420 MPa.
Since data were now going to exist at two pressures, it was decided that Smithers should compare the data so that at least some pressure effect information would result.
For investigating the gas pressure effect, gas pressures of 1, 3, 4.
Though the duration of surgery was not prolonged (four hours), it was sufficient to cause the pressure effect on the skin.
Bartons powerful, fast and flexible Scanner[R] EFM/RTUs provide custody transfer measurement data and control functions to production, transmission and distribution markets Available in either field mount or rack mount configurations, Barton's intrinsically safe flow computers reduce operating costs and maximize profits by providing accurate information for monitoring measurement and control of natural gas or hydrocarbon liquid processing, The Scanners are either solar or 24VDC powered and provide fast, flexible operation, including selectable sampling frequency, user calibration points (linear or custom), number of points, hysteresis correction, and static pressure effect compensation on different pressure inputs.
It was found in the case of four-wing rotors that by increasing the long to short blade ratio from 2:1 to 4:1 and decreasing the helix angle of the short blade, the back pressure effect of the short blade was decreased.
What remains to be seen is in whom, and why, the blood pressure effect occurs.
That is, the pressure effect predominates over the dissipation effect, leading to an overestimation of the Bagley-corrected capillary pressure drop.
When compensated for any static pressure effect, as suggested by the manufacturer, the baseline results agreed to within 0.