What is in effect?

  • (adj): Exerting force or influence.
    Example: "The law is already in effect (or in force)"
    Synonyms: effective, good, in force
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on in effect, effect:

Commando Order - In Effect - Legality
... Some commanders like Rommel had refused to relay this order to their troops, considering it to be contrary to honourable conduct ... The dishonourable nature of this command was well established and had been so for over a century before the Hague Conventions of 1907 ...
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 ...
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 therefore raised up from its original ... In 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 ...
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 ... This was especially 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 ...
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 ... a perspective change without a size change is a highly unsettling effect, and the emotional impact of this effect is greater than the description above can suggest ...

More definitions of "in effect":

  • (adv): In actuality or reality or fact.
    Example: "In effect, they had no choice"
    Synonyms: effectively

Famous quotes containing the word effect:

    In effect it seemed to him that, though honor might possess certain advantages, yet shame had others, and not inferior: advantages, even, that were well-nigh boundless in their scope.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    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)