in effect meaning


    Definition of in effect in English Dictionary

  • Adjective
    1. Operating or functioning; in force; in play.
      1. Until the new guidelines come out, the old rules are still in effect. ‎
    2. Actually, practically.
      1. Yet in “Through a Latte, Darkly”, a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain, Edward Kleinbard […] shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate what he calls “stateless income”: […]. In Starbucks’s case, the firm has in effect turned the process of making an expensive cup of coffee into intellectual property.
  • Adverb
    1. For all practical purposes; in practice; virtually; essentially; basically.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • I haven't beaten off in like a week, so when I finally cum there should probably be a flash flood warning in effect.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Adjectives
          • Uncomparable adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
            • Prepositions
              • Prepositional phrases

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. fr en effet
            2. en cis effect
            3. en CNN effect
            4. fr intellect
            5. en intellect
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of in effect for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this idiom "in effect" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
            Definiteness: Level 1
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