in effect
phrasal in substance ; virtually <
the…committee agreed to what was in effect a reduction in the hourly wage — Current Biography
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  • In effect — Effect Ef*fect , n. [L. effectus, fr. efficere, effectum, to effect; ex + facere to make: cf. F. effet, formerly also spelled effect. See {Fact}.] 1. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in effect — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. The same in meaning or result. * /The teacher gave the same assignment, in effect, that she gave yesterday./ * /Helping your mother with the dishes is in effect earning your allowance./ 2. Necessary to obey; being… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in effect — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. The same in meaning or result. * /The teacher gave the same assignment, in effect, that she gave yesterday./ * /Helping your mother with the dishes is in effect earning your allowance./ 2. Necessary to obey; being… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in effect — ► in fact, or in practice: »The ruling meant that, in effect, the company was allowed to continue to do business as usual. Main Entry: ↑effect …   Financial and business terms

  • in effect — index constructive (inferential), effective (operative), operative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • in effect — 1. adjective Operating or functioning; in force; in play. Until the new guidelines come out, the old rules are still in effect. 2. adverb For all practical purposes; in practice; …   Wiktionary

  • In Effect Mode — Infobox Album Name = In Effect Mode Type = album Artist = Al B. Sure! Released = May 3, 1988 Recorded = 1987 1988 Genre = R B Length = 37:51 Label = Warner Bros. Records Producer = Al B. Sure!, Teddy Riley, DJ Eddie F Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4 …   Wikipedia

  • Posse in Effect — Infobox Single Name = Posse In Effect Artist = Beastie Boys from Album = Licensed to Ill A side = No Sleep Till Brooklyn Released = 1987 Format = Recorded = Spring 1986 Genre = Hip hop Rap rock Length = 2:27 Label = Def Jam/Columbia Records… …   Wikipedia

  • be in effect — ► to be active or being used: »At that time a total ban on financial transactions was in effect. Main Entry: ↑effect …   Financial and business terms

  • be in effect — index exist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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