[ih-fek-tiv] /ɪˈfɛk tɪv/
adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result:
effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace.
actually in operation or in force; functioning:
The law becomes effective at midnight.
producing a deep or vivid impression; striking:
an effective photograph.
prepared and available for service, especially military service.
a member of the armed forces fit for duty or active service.
the effective total of a military force.
productive of or capable of producing a result
in effect; operative: effective from midnight
producing a striking impression; impressive: an effective entrance
(prenominal) actual rather than theoretical; real: the effective income after deductions
(of a military force, etc) equipped and prepared for action
(physics) (of an alternating quantity) having a value that is the square root of the mean of the squares of the magnitude measured at each instant over a defined period of time, usually one cycle See also root mean square
a serviceman who is equipped and prepared for action
late 14c., from French effectif, from Latin effectivus “productive, effective,” from effect-, stem of efficere (see effect (n.)). Effectively in the sense of “actually” is attested by 1650s. Related: Effectivity.
[ih-fekt] /ɪˈfɛkt/ noun 1. something that is produced by an agency or cause; result; consequence: Exposure to the sun had the effect of toughening his skin. 2. power to produce results; efficacy; force; validity; influence: His protest had no effect. 3. the state of being operative or functional; operation or execution; accomplishment or fulfillment: to […]
- Effective conjugate
effective conjugate ef·fec·tive conjugate (ĭ-fěk’tĭv) n. The conjugate measured from the nearest lumbar vertebra to the pubic symphysis. Also called false conjugate.
- Effective computable
theory A term describing a function for which there is an effective algorithm that correctly calculates the function. The algorithm must consist of a finite sequence of instructions. (1996-05-03)
noun, Electricity. 1. the magnitude of an alternating current having the same heating effect as that of a given magnitude of direct current.