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a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy
"severe headaches are one of the side effects of the drug"
side effect, fallout(noun)
any adverse and unwanted secondary effect
"a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
An unintended consequence of any action in addition to the intended consequence of that action.
An adverse effect, an unintended consequence of a drug or therapy; usually not a beneficial effect.
A change in state caused by a function call (typically "side-effect").
In computer science, a function or expression is said to have a side effect if, in addition to returning a value, it also modifies some state or has an observable interaction with calling functions of the outside world. For example, a function might modify a global or static variable, modify one of its arguments, raise an exception, write data to a display or file, read data, or call other side-effecting functions. In the presence of side effects, a program's behavior depends on history; that is, the order of evaluation matters. Understanding and debugging a function with side effects requires knowledge about the context and its possible histories. Side effects are the most common way that a program interacts with the outside world. But the degree to which side effects are used depends on the programming paradigm. Imperative programming is known for its frequent utilization of side effects. In functional programming, side effects are rarely used. Functional languages such as Standard ML, Scheme and Scala do not restrict side effects, but it is customary for programmers to avoid them. The functional language Haskell restricts side effects with a static type system; it uses the concept of monads to do stateful and IO computations.
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- vedlejší účinekCzech
- Nebenwirkung, SeiteneffektGerman
- efecto secundarioSpanish
- effet secondaire, effet indésirable, effet de bordFrench
- effetto collateraleItalian
- nevenwerking, neveneffectDutch
- efeito colateralPortuguese
- побочный эффектRussian
- bieffekt, biverkning, biverkanSwedish
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