Effective

Adjective

  • Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.

    "The effective voltage of an alternating current is 0.7 times its peak voltage."

  • Producing a decided or decisive effect.

    "The president delivered an effective speech!"

  • Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.

    "The effective radiated power is determined by multiplying the transmitter power output with the antenna gain."

  • (geometry, of a cycle or divisor) Having no negative coefficients.
  • Having the power to produce a required effect or effects.

    "The pill is an effective method of birth control."

  • Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.

    "My effective income after taxes and child support is $500 a month."

  • Actually in effect.

    "The curfew is effective at midnight."

  • Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.

    "How long does it take to make a bunch of civilians an effective military force?"

Noun

  • (military) A soldier fit for duty.

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