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    in effect

    in effect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word in effect

    Definition
    (adj) exerting force or influence
    Synonyms : effective , good , in force
    Example Sentence
    • the law is effective immediately
    • a warranty good for two years
    • the law is already in effect (or in force)
    Definition
    (adv) in actuality or reality or fact
    Synonyms : effectively
    Example Sentence
    • she is effectively his wife
    • in effect, they had no choice
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