What is effort?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on effort, efforts:

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, uncertain and/or noisy input ... Effort estimates may be used as input to project plans, iteration plans, budgets, investment analyses, pricing processes and bidding rounds ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... seem so great as to make even the most devoted literary effort at their immortalization small and inadequate ...
Software Development Effort Estimation - State-of-practice
... suggest that expert estimation is the dominant 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 ...

More definitions of "effort":

  • (noun): A notable achievement.
    Example: "The book was her finest effort"
    Synonyms: deed, feat, exploit
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word effort:

    Certainly the effort to remain unchanged, young, when the body gives so impressive a signal of change as the menopause, is gallant; but it is a stupid, self-sacrificial gallantry, better befitting a boy of twenty than a woman of forty-five or fifty. Let the athletes die young and laurel-crowned. Let the soldiers earn the Purple Hearts. Let women die old, white-crowned, with human hearts.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)

    I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers—and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Our emotions
    Are only “incidents”
    In the effort to keep day and night together.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)