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aftereffect (consequence)

Definition:

any result that follows its cause after an interval

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

aftereffects

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

All senses of aftereffect...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Neural adaptation | sensory adaptation

a change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant stimulus. It's usually experienced as a change in the stimulus. For example, if one rests one's hand on a table, one immediately feels the table's surface on one's skin... (43 of 1488 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Neural adaptation

Collins Dictionary:

aftereffect

any result occurring some time after its cause | [medicine] any delayed response to a stimulus or agent | [psychology] any illusory sensation caused ... (22 of 279 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/aftereffect

Merriam-Webster:

aftereffect | effect [synonym] | aftermath [synonym] | backwash [synonym] | child [synonym] | conclusion [synonym] | consequence [synonym] | corollary [synonym] | development [synonym] | ...

an effect that follows its cause after an interval (9 of 118 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/aftereffect

Wiktionary:

aftereffect | aftereffects [plural]

Any delayed effect; an effect which is not immediately manifested. | A term used for by recreational dextromethorphan users, meaning hung over. The period of time after a self-induced "high" has worn off, but there is still altered vision and awareness. (40 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/aftereffect

Oxford Dictionary:

aftereffect

Syllabification: (af·ter·ef·fect) | an effect that follows after the primary action of something (12 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/aftereffect

Random House Dictionary:

aftereffect

a delayed effect; an effect that follows at some interval after the stimulus that produces it. | [medicine] a result appearing after the first effect ... (24 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/aftereffect

American Heritage Dictionary:

aftereffect

An effect following its cause after some delay, especially a delayed or prolonged physiological or psychological response to a stimulus. (20 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aftereffect

New World Dictionary:

aftereffect

an effect coming later, or as a secondary result (9 of 12 words, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/197129​/event

Macmillan British Dictionary:

upshot | the upshot of something

"the upshot (of something)": the result of a process or an event (12 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/upshot

Cambridge Dictionary:

the upshot | upshot

something which happens as a result of other actions, events or decisions (12 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-upshot

Encarta Dictionary:

aftereffect | aftereffects [plural]

an effect, usually unpleasant, that follows its cause after an interval of time (usually used in the plural) | a secondary response that follows the ... (24 of 76 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584074​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

aftereffect

Audio: British English pronunciation of "aftereffect"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

aftereffect [countable, plural] | aftereffects [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aftereffect"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/aftereffect

the Free Dictionary:

aftereffect

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "aftereffect"

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Google Dictionary:

aftereffect

Audio: English pronunciation of "aftereffect"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

aftereffect

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aftereffect"

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YourDictionary Audio:

aftereffect

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aftereffect" by speech synthesizer

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