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“… universe to produce this effect all of …”

meanings of effect


  1. Execution; performance; realization; operation.
  2. An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect").
  3. Manifestation; expression; sign.
  4. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.
  5. An alteration, or device for producing an alteration, in sound after it has been produced by an instrument.
  6. A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer.
  7. The result or outcome of a cause.
  8. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; with to.
  9. The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law.
  10. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.
  11. Belongings, usually as personal effects.


  1. Misspelling of affect.
  2. To make or bring about; to implement.

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