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effect (phenomenon)

Definition:

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Related to:

effectuate

Plural:

effects

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise

Etymology:

"a result", from Old French efet (13th century, Mod.French effet) "result,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of effect...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

upshot | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | outcome [synonym, sense-specific]

the final result; conclusion; outcome | [archery] the final shot in a match (12 of 382 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Wikipedia:

Result | upshot

the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events expressed qualitatively or quantitatively. Possible results include advantage, disadvantage, gain, injury, loss, value and victory. There may be a range of possible outcomes associated with an... (36 of 370 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Result

Merriam-Webster:

upshot | outcome [synonym] | aftereffect [synonym] | aftermath [synonym] | backwash [synonym] | child [synonym] | conclusion [synonym] | consequence [synonym] | corollary [synonym] | ...

the final result; "outcome" (4 of 118 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

upshot

Syllabification: (up·shot) | [singular] | the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events (18 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

upshot [singular]

the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events (15 of 57 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/upshot

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

Random House Dictionary:

upshot

the final issue, the conclusion, or the result. | the gist, as of an argument or thesis. (16 of 32 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/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

American Heritage Dictionary:

upshot

The final result; the outcome. | The central idea or point; gist. (11 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/upshot

New World Dictionary:

upshot

the conclusion; result; outcome (4 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/upshot

Wiktionary:

upshot | upshots [plural] | bottom line [synonym, sense-specific] | digest [synonym, sense-specific] | the long and short [synonym, sense-specific] | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | consequence [synonym, sense-specific]

[United States] A concise summary. | The final result, or outcome of something. (12 of 13 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/upshot

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

Columbia Encyclopedia:

phenomenon

an observable fact or event; in philosophy the definitions and uses of the term have varied. In the philosophy of Aristotle phenomena were the objects ... (25 of 101 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0838726​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

upshot

the end result of something (5 of 21 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708660​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

effect

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "a result", from Old French efet (13th century, Mod.French effet) "result, execution, completion, ending", from Latin effectus ... (20 of 63 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=effect

Oxford Dictionary:

effect | bring | carry | effects

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin effectus, from efficere "accomplish", from ex- "out, thoroughly" + ... (18 of 38 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/effect

American Heritage Dictionary:

effect | effected [past tense] | effecting [present participle] | effects [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin effectus, from past participle of efficere, to accomplish: ex-, ex- + ... (18 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/effect

New World Dictionary:

effect

Origin: Middle English from Old French (& Latin) from Latin effectus, originally, past participle of efficere, to bring to pass, accomplish from ... (21 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/effect

Wiktionary:

effect | effected [past tense] | effecting [present participle] | effects [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: For noun: from Old French effet (French: effet), from Latin effectus, from efficiō ("accomplish, complete, effect"); see effect as a verb.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/effect

Collins Dictionary:

effect

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin effectus a performing, tendency, from efficere to accomplish, from facere to do

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

Merriam-Webster:

effect [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French and Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin effectus, from efficere to bring about, from ex- + facere to make, do

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

Encarta Dictionary:

effect | effects [plural] | effected [past tense] | effecting [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin effectus from efficere "accomplish" from facere "make, do"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607586​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

effect | effected [past tense] | effecting [present participle] | effects [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "effect"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/effect

Collins Dictionary:

effect

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "effect"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

effect | effects [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "effect"

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

effect [transitive, formal, verb] | effected [past tense] | effecting [present participle] | effects [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "effect"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/effect 24

Macmillan American Dictionary:

effect [noun] | effects [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "effect"

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

effect [transitive, formal, verb] | effected [past tense] | effecting [present participle] | effects [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "effect"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/effect 24

Cambridge Dictionary:

effect [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "effect"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "effect"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/effect 1

the Free Dictionary:

effect

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "effect"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "effect"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "effect" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/effect

Google Dictionary:

effect | effects [plural] | effected [past tense] | effecting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "effect"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

effect

Audio: North American pronunciation of "effect"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=effect​01 word=effect

YourDictionary Audio:

effect

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

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freedictionary.org:

Effect

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

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