Effect

Effect may refer to:

  • A result or change of something
    • List of effects
    • Cause and effect, an idiom describing causality

In pharmacy and pharmacology:

  • Drug effect, a change resulting from the administration of a drug
    • Therapeutic effect, a beneficial change in medical condition, often caused by a drug
    • Adverse effect or side effect, an unwanted change in medical condition caused by a drug
  • Dose-response effect, the relationship between a drug dose and its effect, plotted on a dose-response curve

In media:

  • Special effect, an artificial illusion
    • Sound effect, an artificially created or enhanced sound
    • Visual effects, artificially created or enhanced images
  • Audio signal processing
    • Effects unit, a device used to manipulate electronic sound
      • Effects pedal, a small device attached to an instrument to modify its sound

Miscellaneous:

  • Effects, one's personal property or belongings
  • Effects (G.I. Joe), a fictional character in the G.I. Joe universe
  • Effects (film), a 2005 film
  • Effect size, a measure of the strength of a relationship between two variables
  • Effect system, formal system which describes the computational effects of computer programs

Amendments to the constitution of the United States: (Bill of Rights) Amendment IV "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and effects...

Other articles related to "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 therefore raised up ... 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, magnifying the effect ...
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 ... 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 ... seeing 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 ...
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, partially offsetting ... The effect is strongly spatially non-uniform, being largest downstream of large industrial areas ...
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 ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word effect:

    This is the great truth life has to teach us ... that gratification of our individual desires and expression of our personal preferences without consideration for their effect upon others brings in the end nothing but ruin and devastation.
    Hortense Odlum (1892–?)

    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)

    No being exists or can exist which is not related to space in some way. God is everywhere, created minds are somewhere, and body is in the space that it occupies; and whatever is neither everywhere nor anywhere does not exist. And hence it follows that space is an effect arising from the first existence of being, because when any being is postulated, space is postulated.
    Isaac Newton (1642–1727)