What is effort?

  • (noun): A notable achievement.
    Example: "The book was her finest effort"
    Synonyms: deed, feat, exploit
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on effort, efforts:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word effort:

    Words like “freedom,” “justice,” “democracy” are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    All of us recognize the great benefits to our own nation and to the world of a strong and progressive Iran. Your support of the Camp David accords and your encouragement of the leaders who are or may be involved in consummating the peace effort would be very valuable.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    As Labor is the common burthen of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burthen on to the shoulders of others, is the great, durable, curse of the race.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)