ef·fec·tive /ɪˈfɛktɪv, ɛ, i-/
ef·fec·tive /ɪˈfɛktɪv/ 形容詞
Ef·fect·ive a. 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.
1. That which produces a given effect; a cause.
2. One who is capable of active service.
He assembled his army -- 20,000 effectives -- at Corinth. --W. P. Johnston.
3. Com. Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.
4. The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's 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:
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: equipped and ready for service; "the fort was held by about
100 effective soldiers"