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English definition of “effect”

effect

noun [C/U] (RESULT)   /ɪˈfekt/
the result of a particular influence; something that happens because of something else: [C] The medicine had the effect of making me sleepy. [C] Cold water slows hurricane growth, but warm water has the opposite effect. [U] The new management actually has not had much effect on us.
(Definition of effect noun (RESULT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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