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Main Entry: 1ef·fect
Pronunciation: i-primarystressfekt
Function: noun
1 : an event, condition, or state of affairs that is produced by a cause
2 : 1INFLUENCE 1 <the effect of climate on growth>
3 plural : personal property or possessions <household effects>
4 : the act of making a particular impression <talked merely for effect>
5 : EXECUTION 1, operation <the law went into effect today>
- in effect : in actual fact <the suggestion was in effect an order>

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