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noun – 1. something which results from a cause. Ultra-violet radiation has the effect of warming the atmosphere. Pressure patterns have an effect on weather. 2. the condition of being in full force, in effect in operation, to take effect, to come into effect to start to operate. A new regulation comes into effect tomorrow, with effect from starting from. verb – to cause or carry out, to effect a change to make a change, modifications were effected modifications were carried out. Compare affect

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