What does Effective mean?

Definitions for Effective
ɪˈfɛk tɪvEffec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effective, effectual, efficaciousadjective

    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. effective, efficientadjective

    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. effectiveadjective

    works well as a means or remedy

    "an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"

  4. effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)adjective

    exerting force or influence

    "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"

  5. effectiveadjective

    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. effectiveadjective

    ready for service

    "the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"

Wiktionary

  1. effectiveadjective

    Having the power to produce a required effect or effects.

    The pill is an effective method of birth control.

  2. effectiveadjective

    Producing a decided or decisive effect.

    The president delivered an effective speech!

  3. effectiveadjective

    Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.

  4. effectiveadjective

    Actually in effect.

    The curfew is effective at midnight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effectiveadjective

    having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment

    Etymology: [F. effectif real, effective, real amount.]

  2. Effectivenoun

    that which produces a given effect; a cause

    Etymology: [F. effectif real, effective, real amount.]

  3. Effectivenoun

    one who is capable of active service

    Etymology: [F. effectif real, effective, real amount.]

  4. Effectivenoun

    specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe

    Etymology: [F. effectif real, effective, real amount.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. effective

    Efficient, fit for service; it also means the being present and at duty.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. effective

    Fit for service; as, an army of 30,000 effective (fighting) men.

Editors Contribution

  1. effective

    Able to create the effect, function, goal, intention, plan, purpose or result at superluminal speed in order of priority for the collective plan for the evolution of humanity.

    Her work processes were easy, simple and effective and this gave her more time to achieve focused results.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Effective' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #985

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Effective' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1864

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Effective' in Adjectives Frequency: #119

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Effective in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Effective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Effective in a Sentence

  1. Anne Schuchat:

    We like to keep an open mind and think these things through and fully investigate, but what we’re seeing so far is a highly effective vaccine.

  2. David Fajgenbaum:

    In the same way that monoclonal antibodies are extraordinarily effective given early in the disease course, one would surmise that plasma would be more likely to be more helpful if given earlier, and these trials just haven't been studying it in earlier disease course.

  3. Paul Hokemeyer:

    In contrast to those seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addictions, people who suffer from sexual addictions face more obstacles to getting effective care. These include the controversy surrounding the disorder’s existence that prevents treatment from being covered by insurance, the shame and guilt that keeps the people who suffer from asking for help and the scarcity of competent clinicians who can treat it.

  4. Sverre Lodgaard:

    They would have seen and heard her and she would have come across as thoughtful and effective. She could be a very good candidate.

  5. Wade Eastwood:

    The shot was far more effective seeing the runway shrink, this meant a high G-load on Tom.

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