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A visual effect added to a movie or a taped television show during processing: The special effects in the science fiction movie seemed very realistic.
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|Noun||1.||special effect - an effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film)|
effect - an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
stage effect - a special effect created on the stage
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