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  1. Coriolis effect (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere
  2. affect have an influence upon
  3. effect a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon
  4. variable something that is likely to change
  5. coattails effect the impact a candidate can have on others in the same party
  6. variable star a star that varies noticeably in brightness
  7. variable quantity a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
  8. Doppler effect change in the apparent frequency of a wave as observer and source move toward or away from each other
  9. verbalised communicated in words
  10. special effect an effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film)
  11. greenhouse effect warming when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere
  12. placebo effect any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs
  13. variable resistor resistor for regulating current
  14. verbalized communicated in words
  15. piezo effect electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal
  16. purple silkweed perennial of eastern North America having pink-purple flowers
  17. Assemblies of God a charismatic Protestant denomination in the United States
  18. triple sec type of curacao having higher alcoholic content
  19. warble fly hairy bee-like fly whose larvae produce lumpy abscesses (warbles) under the skin of cattle
  20. arbalest an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles