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effects

  

      pl n  
1      (Also called)    personal effects   personal property or belongings  
2    lighting, sounds, etc., to accompany and enhance a stage, film, or broadcast production  


special effects  
      pl n     (Films)   techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques  
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effects

  
  
belongings, chattels, furniture, gear, goods, movables, paraphernalia, possessions, property, things, trappings  

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effect  
      n  
1    aftermath, conclusion, consequence, end result, event, fruit, issue, outcome, result, upshot  
2    clout     (informal)   effectiveness, efficacy, efficiency, fact, force, influence, power, reality, strength, use, validity, vigour, weight  
3    drift, essence, impact, import, impression, meaning, purport, purpose, sense, significance, tenor  
4    action, enforcement, execution, force, implementation, operation  
5    in effect      actually, effectively, essentially, for practical purposes, in actuality, in fact, in reality, in truth, really, to all intents and purposes, virtually  
6    take effect      become operative, begin, come into force, produce results, work  
      vb  
7    accomplish, achieve, actuate, bring about, carry out, cause, complete, consummate, create, effectuate, execute, fulfil, give rise to, initiate, make, perform, produce  

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n.
The practice of monitoring the effects of medical drugs, especially in order to identify and evaluate previously unreported adverse reactions
[Med.] Ex: In his job as a pharmacovigilance officer, Andrew develops diagnostic tools to improve drug safety
adj.
large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
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