Definition for EF-FECT'IVE


  1. Having the power to cause or produce; efficacious. They are not effective of any thing. Bacon.
  2. Operative; active; having the quality of producing effects. Time is not effective, nor are bodies destroyed by it. Brown.
  3. Efficient; causing to be; as, an effective cause. Taylor.
  4. Having the power of active operation; able; as, effective men in an army; an effective force.

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