What does effective mean?

Definitions for effective
ɪˈfɛk tɪvef·fec·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

  2. Effectivenoun

    that which produces a given effect; a cause

  3. Effectivenoun

    one who is capable of active service

  4. Effectivenoun

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

  5. 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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The beauty of men and women is an effective weapon of evil to mislead and misguide the weak minds; it can only be faced, believing in God.

  2. Tate Reeves:

    I perfectly acknowledge that many of those statistics in terms of health outcomes in our state, we are underperforming relative to other states across the nation, and it's incumbent upon all of us to work to pass policies to change that, when you look at health outcomes in terms of prenatal care or other areas, we have a ways to go, and that hasn't become effective in the last year and a half but it has happened over 200 years of our state's existence, and we are going to do everything we can to improve upon that.

  3. Gerard Mullin:

    What I find interesting about peppermint is that when compared to the various medical therapies for IBS, peppermint is the most effective and the least toxic.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Effective Leaders transform weaknesses of their followers into strengths, enabling the followers to see and identify opportunity in every threat. Effective Leaders are not sweet talking, and they don't turn the organization into a Country Club; but they surely uplift the organization above the status quo, and importantly, expand the capability of their followers beyond the norm.

  5. Saviour Kasukuwere:

    Given the foregoing ... His Excellency, the President has declared a state of disaster to severely affected areas in communal and resettlement lands of Zimbabwe effective from Feb. 2, 2016.

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