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Definition of Effective


  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.
  2. That which produces a given effect; a cause.
  3. One who is capable of active service.
  4. Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.
  5. The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's effective.
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Effective Translations

effective in Dutch is afdoend, effectief, doeltreffend
effective in German is wirkungsvoll, wirksam
effective in Italian is veramente
effective in Latin is efficax, efficens
effective in Norwegian is effektiv, virksom
effective in Portuguese is eficaz
effective in Spanish is eficaz, en vigor, efectivamente
effective in Swedish is effektiv