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in effect

producing a particular effect; effectively. In effect, this new law will raise taxes for most people. This policy harms domestic manufacturers. In effect, all our clothing will be made in foreign countries.
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in effect

1. For all practical purposes, as in This testimony in effect contradicted her earlier statement. [Late 1500s]
2. In or into operation, as in This law will be in effect in January. Related phrases include go into effect and take effect, which mean "become operative," as in This law goes into effect January 1, or It takes effect January 1. Similarly, put into effect means "make operative," as in When will the judge's ruling be put into effect? [Late 1700s] Also see in force, def. 2.
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in effect

In essence; to all purposes: testimony that in effect contradicted her earlier statement.
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References in classic literature ?
Either the existence of the same passion or interest in a majority at the same time must be prevented, or the majority, having such coexistent passion or interest, must be rendered, by their number and local situation, unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression.
With remarkable justice, a certain period was allowed for stock in hand to be sold, before the law came into effect.
With EFFECT and PAINT as integral parts of 3D Studio MAX, the artist can render the scene once and then import it into EFFECT or PAINT to adjust any aspect of that scene simply by selecting individual objects.