Definition of aftereffect
: an effect that follows its cause after an interval
Examples of aftereffect in a Sentence
in the U.S. slavery was abolished in 1865, but its aftereffects remained keenly felt long afterwards
Recent Examples of aftereffect from the Web
The airline plans to fly all its long-haul departures scheduled at Heathrow, but the aftereffects of yesterday's disruption will lead to delays, Cruz said.
The airline plans to fly all its long-haul departures scheduled at Heathrow, but the aftereffects of Saturday’s disruption will lead to delays, Cruz said.
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First Known Use of aftereffect
AFTEREFFECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aftereffect for English Language Learners
: an effect that occurs after time has passed
AFTEREFFECT Defined for Kids
Definition of aftereffect for Students
: an effect that follows its cause after some time has passed A bad headache is the only aftereffect of my accident.
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