Definitions

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  • n. Creation; a doing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Creation; a doing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of effecting; creation; production.
  • n. In geometry, the construction of a proposition.

Etymologies

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Latin effectio: compare French effection.

Examples

  • These peaks are not unlike the effection that we feel for each other, great and imovable, peaceful yet powerful.

    Empire of Dreams

  • Terrorists, like fainting women at Barry's rallies, have a right to show their effection before they hit the ground.

    McCain Campaign: Associating Obama With Terrorists Is Fair Game

  • As a mother of a super number 1 Hannah Montana (miley) fan i will continue to support this family in buying as much merchandise as my kid wants the pictures are not as bad as everyone makes them to be only disgusting people who obviously have no effection shown within there own families would find this sort of thing offensive.

    Video: Annie Leibovitz and Miley Cyrus: Vanity Fair

  • My prayers, my arguments, and vows not to quit her, till She had promised to listen to me, united to her fears lest the Nuns should see me with her, to her natural curiosity, and to the effection which She still felt for me in spite of my supposed desertion, at length prevailed.

    The Monk

  • He winked ceaselessly because of an effection of one eye, and sometimes by this shocked newly met ladies who thought him overconfident if not impertinent.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • He winked ceaselessly because of an effection of one eye, and sometimes by this shocked newly met ladies who thought him over-confident if not impertinent.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • It is an exhibition of the finest spirit, and will, I am sure, stimulate and hearten all of our alumni who remember with effection their Alma Mater.

    Board of Visitors minutes

  • Is it a narrow effection for the spot where a man was born?

    On the Treaty with Great Britain

  • Toward his second lieutenant, therefore, Le Brun, for that was the man's name, entertained the warmest feelings of gratitude and effection, while the third lieutenant was hated with all the intensity of his nature, though he dare not indulge in an open expression of his sentiments.

    The Rivals: A Chickahominy Story

  • And although it may touch the most tender chord of our hearts to part with our sons and send them away to the tented field, yet our effection for them is not to keep them back from offering themselves for the defence of our country.

    A Fast-Day Sermon; Preached in the Church of Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg County, N. C., February 28th, 1862.

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