Dictionary definition for: Effective
1. (a) 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 towar
2. (s) 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
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