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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effectual  \Ef*fec"tu*al\  (?;  135),  a.  [See  {Effect},  n.] 
  Producing,  or  having  adequate  power  or  force  to  produce,  an 
  intended  effect;  adequate;  efficient;  operative;  decisive. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Effectual  steps  for  the  suppression  of  the  rebellion. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Effectual  calling}  (Theol.),  a  doctrine  concerning  the  work 
  of  the  Holy  Spirit  in  producing  conviction  of  sin  and 
  acceptance  of  salvation  by  Christ,  --  one  of  the  five 
  points  of  Calvinism.  See  {Calvinism}. 
 
  Syn:  {Effectual},  {Efficacious},  {Effective}. 
 
  Usage:  An  efficacious  remedy  is  had  recourse  to  and  proves 
  effective  if  it  does  decided  good,  effectual  if  it 
  does  all  the  good  desired.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effectual 
  adj  1:  sufficient  to  produce  a  result;  "a  man  to  whom  painting  was 
  but  another  and  less  effectual  way  of  writing  dramas 
  or  novels  or  history"  [ant:  {ineffectual}] 
  2:  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: 
  {effective},  {efficacious}]  [ant:  {ineffective}] 
  3:  exerting  or  capable  of  exerting  strong  physiological  or 
  chemical  effects;  "an  effectual  vaccine" 




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