What is effect?

  • (noun): An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived).
    Example: "He just did it for effect"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on effect:

Urban Archaeology
... The effect of this is that even a moderately sized settlement of any antiquity is built on top of a heap of refuse and demolished buildings and is ... walled towns such as those in medieval Europe the effect of the encircling defences was to hold in the waste so that it could not slip outwards, magnifying the effect ...
Sulfate - Environmental Effects - Main Effects On Climate
... The main direct effect of sulfates on the climate involves the scattering of light, effectively increasing the Earth's albedo ... This effect is moderately well understood and leads to a cooling from the negative radiative forcing of about 0.5 W/m2 relative to pre-industrial values ... The effect is strongly spatially non-uniform, being largest downstream of large industrial areas ...
Dolly Zoom
... The dolly zoom is an unsettling in-camera effect that appears to undermine normal visual perception ... The effect is achieved by using the setting of a zoom lens to adjust the angle of view (often referred to as field of view or FOV) while the camera dollies (or moves) towards or away from the subject in such a way ... a size change is a highly unsettling effect, and the emotional impact of this effect is greater than the description above can suggest ...
Splash Damage
... Splash damage is distinguished from area of effect damage in that typically splash damage deals increased damage to the target at the center of impact and decreased damage (splash damage) to all players/units ... MMORPGs, spells dealing splash damage must be centered around a target, whereas area of effect spells may be used anywhere ... These distinctions are not universal, though in most MMORPGs, the term area of effect (AoE or AE) is far more commonly used ...
Dolly Zoom - Purpose of The Effect
... After Hitchcock popularized the effect (he used it again for a climactic revelation in Marnie), the technique was used by many other filmmakers, and eventually became regarded as a ... true after director Steven Spielberg repopularized the effect in his highly regarded film Jaws, in a memorable shot of a dolly zoom into Police Chief Brody's (Roy Scheider) stunned reaction ...

More definitions of "effect":

  • (noun): A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.
    Example: "The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
    Synonyms: consequence, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
  • (noun): The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
    Synonyms: essence, burden, core, gist
  • (noun): An outward appearance.
    Example: "She retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
    Synonyms: impression
  • (verb): Act so as to bring into existence.
    Example: "Effect a change"
  • (noun): A symptom caused by an illness or a drug.
    Example: "The effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic"
  • (noun): (of a law) having legal validity.
    Example: "The law is still in effect"
    Synonyms: force

Famous quotes containing the word effect:

    Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    To get time for civic work, for exercise, for neighborhood projects, reading or meditation, or just plain time to themselves, mothers need to hold out against the fairly recent but surprisingly entrenched myth that “good mothers” are constantly with their children. They will have to speak out at last about the demoralizing effect of spending day after day with small children, no matter how much they love them.
    —Wendy Coppedge Sanford. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, introduction (1978)

    I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Wellington (1769–1852)