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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effective  \Ef*fect"ive\,  n. 
  The  serviceable  soldiers  in  a  country;  an  army  or  any 
  military  body,  collectively;  as  France's  effective. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effective  \Ef*fect"ive\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  produces  a  given  effect;  a  cause  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  capable  of  active  service. 
 
  He  assembled  his  army  --  20,000  effectives  --  at 
  Corinth.  --W.  P. 
  Johnston. 
 
  3.  [F.  effectif  real,  effective,  real  amount.]  (Com.)  Specie 
  or  coin,  as  distinguished  from  paper  currency;  --  a  term 
  used  in  many  parts  of  Europe.  --Simmonds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effective  \Ef*fect"ive\,  a.  [L.  effectivus:  cf  F.  effectif.] 
  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. 
 
  They  are  not  effective  of  anything  nor  leave  no  work 
  behind  them  --Bacon. 
 
  Whosoever  is  an  effective,  real  cause  of  doing  his 
  heighbor  wrong  is  criminal.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  Efficient;  forcible;  active;  powerful;  energetic; 
  competent.  See  {Effectual}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effective 
  adj  1:  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  toward  peace"; 
  "made  an  effective  entrance";  "his  complaint  proved  to 
  be  effectual  in  bringing  action";  "an  efficacious  law" 
  [syn:  {effectual},  {efficacious}]  [ant:  {ineffective}] 
  2:  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  the  revolution"  [syn: 
  {efficient}] 
  3:  works  well  as  a  means  or  remedy;  "an  effective  reprimand"; 
  "a  lotion  that  is  effective  in  cases  of  prickly  heat" 
  4:  exerting  force  or  influence;  "the  law  is  effective 
  immediately";  "a  warranty  good  for  two  years";  "the  law  is 
  already  in  effect  (or  in  force)"  [syn:  {good},  {in 
  effect(p)},  {in  force(p)}] 
  5:  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:  (military)  equipped  and  ready  for  service;  "the  fort  was 
  held  by  about  100  effective  soldiers" 




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