Definition of EFFECTIVE

Adjective : EFFECTIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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 toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law" ;

  • 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 the revolution" ;

  • 3. (

    ) works well as a means or remedy; "an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat" ;

  • 5. (

    ) existing in fact; not theoretical; real; "a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done" ;

  • 6. (

    ) ready for service; "the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers" ;

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