|1.||[ adjective ] 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 transportation"-LewisMumford "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace"
|Related terms:||ineffective hard-hitting impelling impressive hard-hitting rough-and-ready powerful useful efficient potent efficacious effectiveness|
|2.||[ adjective ] 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"
|3.||[ adjective ] works well as a means or remedy|
"an effective reprimand" "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"
|4.||[ adjective ] exerting force or influence|
|Synonyms:||in_effect good in_force|
"the law is effective immediately" "a warranty good for two years" "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
|5.||[ adjective ] 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.||[ adjective ] (military) equipped and ready for service|
"the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
|Related terms:||military operational|