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overall effect

This page is about the collocation overall effect

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the general effect, or overall result, of something

For example

  • Some parts of the design aren't great, but the overall effect is quite good.

  • We'll have to see what the overall effect of the policy is before evaluating it.

Note:
A related collocation is "overall impression"

Quick Quiz

To see the overall effect of stage lighting, you have to

a. examine each light

b. try out new effects

c. see a performance

Contributor: Matt Errey