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any effect of a drug, chemical, or other medicine that is in addition to its intended effect, especially an effect that is harmful or unpleasant.
any accompanying or consequential and usually detrimental effect:
the side effects of air pollution.
any unwanted nontherapeutic effect caused by a drug Compare aftereffect (sense 2)
any secondary effect, esp an undesirable one

side effect n.
A peripheral or secondary effect, especially an undesirable secondary effect of a drug or therapeutic regimen.

A language construct that modifies the state of the system. The most common side-effects are assignment, input and output. A language without side-effects is purely-functional – execution consists of the evaluation of an expression and all subexpressions are referentially transparent.


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