What is effort?

  • (noun): A notable achievement.
    Example: "The book was her finest effort"
    Synonyms: deed, feat, exploit
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on effort, efforts:

Chola Navy - History - Imperial Navy With Blue-water Capabilities
... There were serious effort in the period of the Pallava king Simavishnu to control the piracy in South East Asia and to establish a Tamil friendly regime in the Malay peninsula ... However, this effort was accomplished only three centuries later by the new Naval power of the Cholas ... These effort were continued and the benefits were reaped by his successor, Rajendra Chola I ...
Software Development Effort Estimation - State-of-practice
... strategy when estimating software development effort ... Typically, effort estimates are over-optimistic and there is a strong over-confidence in their accuracy ... The mean effort overrun seems to be about 30% and not decreasing over time ...
Shalom Freedman - Quotations
... The Jewish return to Israel was an effort to reassume responsibility in history, an effort to re-create the Jewish people as free in deciding its own destiny ... so great as to make even the most devoted literary effort at their immortalization small and inadequate ...
Effort Justification
... Effort justification is an idea and paradigm in social psychology stemming from Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance ... Effort justification is people's tendency to attribute a greater value (greater than the objective value) to an outcome they had to put effort into acquiring or achieving ...
Software Development Effort Estimation
... Software development efforts estimation is the process of predicting the most realistic use of effort required to develop or maintain software based on incomplete ... Effort estimates may be used as input to project plans, iteration plans, budgets, investment analyses, pricing processes and bidding rounds ...

More definitions of "effort":

  • (noun): A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
    Example: "Contributed to the war effort"
    Synonyms: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement
  • (noun): Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.
    Example: "Made an effort to cover all the reading material"
    Synonyms: attempt, endeavor, endeavour, try

Famous quotes containing the word effort:

    Do not you see that every misfortune is misconduct; that every honour is desert; that every effort is an insolence of your own?... You carry your fortune in your own hand.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man’s frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
    Max Lerner (b. 1902)

    And in counterpoint, from other windows,
    the effort to be merry—ay, maracas!
    Msibilant, intricate—the voices wailing pleasure,
    arriving perhaps at joy, late, after sets
    have been switched off, and silences
    are dark windows?
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)