1 acted upon; influenced [ant: unaffected]
2 speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression [syn: unnatural] [ant: unaffected]
3 emotionally affected; "very touched by the stranger's kindness" [syn: affected(p), stirred(p), touched(p)]
- past of affect
- The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.
The term Affect generally suggests an emotion. It is used in various ways in various contexts:
- Affect (philosophy).
- Affect (psychology), referring to feeling or emotion.
- Affect display (psychology) refers to apparent signs of emotion, such as facial expression, vocalization, and posture
- Affective science, the scientific study of emotion.
- Any of several terms in abnormal psychology, including.
- Affective computing, an area of research in computer science aiming to simulate emotional processes.
- Literary affects, the emotional experience generated in a reader by a text, such as catharsis, kairosis, and kenosis.
- Affekt (the German term, which is often used in this context) in musical and other aesthetic theory. (The article currently redirects to Doctrine of the affections.)
- Doctrine of the affections, an important theory in musical aesthetics.
Please note that although the word "affect" is most commonly found in verb form, it also exists as a noun, and as such is often confused with the word "effect" (itself most commonly a noun, but occasionally found in verb form).
affected in Finnish: Affekti
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