ef-fort / ĕf-ərt
1. an unwavering or sincere attempt
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill 1874-1965
2. a strenuous action, usually requiring great mental or physical energy
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784
3. an accomplishment
It was his finest effort to date; he wanted to bask in the glory of the discoveries that would surely be made when this telescope was placed in service.
From “The Development of Astronomy in the Southern United States, 1840 – 1914” by Thomas R. Williams, Rice University
4. in physics, a force applied against inertia
With the help of a machine, a small force, or effort, can be applied to move a much greater resistance or load.
“Mechanical Advantage Formula” ‘Toppr’, www.toppr.com/guides/physics-formulas/mechanical-advantage-formula/