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Definitions of effective:
  • adjective:   equipped and ready for service
    Example: "The fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
  • adjective:   existing in fact; not theoretical; real
    Example: "A decline in the effective demand"
  • adjective:   able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    Example: "People who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...-G.B.Shaw"
  • adjective:   exerting force or influence
    Example: "The law is effective immediately"
  • adjective:   producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    Example: "An air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation-LewisMumford"
  • adjective:   works well as a means or remedy
    Example: "An effective reprimand"

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