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:

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 ... 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
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 gimmick or cliché ... 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 ...

More definitions of "effect":

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

Famous quotes containing the word effect:

    In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a certain effect by certain means and he succeeded.... He stands apart, and the chief value of his work is in its prophecy, not in its performance. He has begun a prelude to larger themes. He is the herald to a new era. As a man he is the precursor of a fresh type. He is a factor in the heroic and spiritual evolution of the human being. If Poetry has passed him by, Philosophy will take note of him.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    We are such docile creatures, normally, that it takes a virus to jolt us out of life’s routine. A couple of days in a fever bed are, in a sense, health-giving; the change in body temperature, the change in pulse rate, and the change of scene have a restorative effect on the system equal to the hell they raise.
    —E.B. (Elwyn Brooks)

    Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)