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 ...
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 ... in real life who seem so great as to make even the most devoted literary effort at their immortalization small and inadequate ...
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 ... Effort estimates may be used as input to project plans, iteration plans, budgets, investment analyses, pricing processes and bidding rounds ...
Software Development Effort Estimation - State-of-practice
... 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 ...
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 Malay peninsula ... 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 ...

More definitions of "effort":

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

Famous quotes containing the word effort:

    The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
    Steven Weinberg (b. 1933)

    God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
    Clive James (b. 1939)