Effective definitions

ĭ-fĕk'tĭv
Having an effect; producing a result.
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Producing a definite or desired result; efficient.
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In effect; operative; active.
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Actual, not merely potential or theoretical.
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Making a striking impression; impressive.
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Equipped and ready for combat.
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A soldier, unit, etc. equipped and ready for combat.
noun
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Operative; in effect.

The law is effective immediately.

adjective
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Existing in fact; actual.

A decline in the effective demand.

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Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.
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A soldier or a piece of military equipment that is ready for combat.
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The definition of effective is something that is able to achieve a desired outcome or end result.

An example of effective is a good solid argument that lets you convince others of your point.

adjective
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Having the power to produce a required effect or effects.

The pill is an effective method of birth control.

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Producing a decided or decisive effect.

The president delivered an effective speech!

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Having an intended or expected effect.
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Producing a strong impression or response; striking.

Gave an effective performance as Othello.

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

How long does it take to make a bunch of civilians an effective military force?

My effective income after taxes and child support is $500 a month.

The effective radiated power is determined by multiplying the transmitter power output with the antenna gain.

The effective voltage of an alternating current is 0.7 times its peak voltage.

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Actually in effect.

The curfew is effective at midnight.

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(military) A soldier fit for duty.
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Origin of effective

France:effectif (late 14c)< Latin: effectus < efficiō ("productive, effective")