[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-fek-ter] /ɪˈfɛk tər/ noun 1. Also, effecter. a person or thing that . 2. Physiology. an organ or cell that carries out a response to a nerve impulse. 3. Biochemistry. a substance, as a hormone, that increases or decreases the activity of an enzyme. /ɪˈfɛktə/ noun 1. (physiol) a nerve ending that terminates in a […]
[ih-fekts] /ɪˈfɛkts/ plural noun 1. goods; movables; personal property. [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 […]
[ih-fek-choo-uh l] /ɪˈfɛk tʃu əl/ adjective 1. producing or capable of producing an intended effect; adequate. 2. valid or binding, as an agreement or document. /ɪˈfɛktjʊəl/ adjective 1. capable of or successful in producing an intended result; effective 2. (of documents, agreements, etc) having legal force adj. late 14c., Old French effectuel, from Late Latin […]
- Effectual call