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Definitions for effectiveness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectualitynoun

    power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

  2. potency, effectiveness, strengthnoun

    capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

    "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"


  1. effectivenessnoun

    The property of being effective

  2. effectivenessnoun

    The ability to be effective.

  3. effectivenessnoun

    The degree to which something is effective.

    He questioned the effectiveness of the treatment.


  1. Effectiveness

    Effectiveness is the capability of producing a desired result or the ability to produce desired output. When something is deemed effective, it means it has an intended or expected outcome, or produces a deep, vivid impression.


  1. effectiveness

    Effectiveness refers to the degree to which something is successful in producing a desired or intended result. It evaluates whether a task or activity is performed with minimum waste of resources and maximum outcome, and implies the achievement of specific goals or objectives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effectivenessnoun

    the quality of being effective

Editors Contribution

  1. effectiveness

    The quality of being effective.

    The auditor verified the effectiveness of the processes and procedures within the system.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effectiveness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4295

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effectiveness' in Nouns Frequency: #1792

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of effectiveness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of effectiveness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of effectiveness in a Sentence

  1. John Maxwell:

    The Depth of your Mythology is the Extent of your Effectiveness.

  2. David Gerber:

    It’s because immunotherapy has demonstrated such effectiveness and promise that these questions are worth asking, i don’t think the concern is that effectiveness of treatment against the cancer is going to be less.

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    In order to fulfill on ambition, one must be effective at all dealings' became a maxim Dante got to live by, and now he is paying the price of his effectiveness and that price far beyond what he could handle."--Mental Hell, Ch 3

  4. Dean Blumberg:

    Unfortunately, there's much misinformation about vaccine safety and effectiveness, let me be clear: There is no scientific controversy about vaccine safety and vaccine effectiveness. ... This is not open to dispute among mainstream doctors and scientists.

  5. Julie Quist:

    The Institute for Research and Evaluation conducted a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of programs such as this, out of 60 school-based studies, no credible evidence of effectiveness was found for sustained reductions in teen pregnancy or STDs. There was no evidence of effectiveness for increasing consistent condom use. Failure rates included 88% failure to delay teen sexual initiation and 94% failure to reduce unprotected sex. 12% of these programs found significant negative effects on adolescent sexual health and/or risk behavior.

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    • A. imperviousness
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