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  Definition of effective
  1. existing in fact; not theoretical; real; "a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"
  2. able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively; "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of
  3. exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
  4. producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch''s broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps towar
  5. works well as a means or remedy; "an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"
  6. equipped and ready for service; "the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
Similar Words: efficient, good, in effect(p), in force(p), effectual, efficacious

 

See Also: efficacious, efficient, potent, strong, powerful, useful, utile

 

Attributes: effectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectuality

 

 
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