Side-effect meaning

A peripheral or secondary effect, especially an undesirable secondary effect of a drug or therapy.
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Something that occurs incidentally.
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An incidental and, often, undesirable effect resulting from a medication or medical treatment.
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A peripheral or secondary effect, especially an undesirable secondary effect of a drug or therapy.
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(idiomatic) An unintended consequence of any action in addition to the intended consequence of that action.
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(idiomatic, medicine) An adverse effect, an unintended consequence of a drug or therapy; usually not a beneficial effect.
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(computing) A change in state caused by a function call (typically "side-effect").

Eiffel is somewhat purist about insisting that functions have no side effects.

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Alternative spelling of side effect.
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