Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Creation; a doing.

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  • noun Creation; a doing.

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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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