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Effective

Ef`fect´ive
a.1.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.
They are not effective of anything, nor leave no work behind them.
- Bacon.
Whosoever is an effective, real cause of doing his heighbor wrong, is criminal.
- Jer. Taylor.
n.1.That which produces a given effect; a cause.
2.One who is capable of active service.
He assembled his army - 20,000 effectives - at Corinth.
- W. P. Johnston.
3.(Com.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; - a term used in many parts of Europe.
4.The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's effective.
Adj.1.effective - 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"
Antonyms:
ineffective, uneffective, ineffectual - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
2.effective - 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"
Synonyms: efficient
3.effective - works well as a means or remedy; "an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"
4.effective - exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
Synonyms: in effect, in force, good
5.effective - 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.effective - equipped and ready for service; "the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
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