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...

Famous quotes containing the word effect:

    Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved—commitment to a scenario.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Wellington (1769–1852)

    What has been the effect of [religious] coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)