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Effective


EFFECT'IVE, adjective Having the power to cause or produce; efficacious.

They are not effective of any thing.

1. Operative; active; having the quality of producing effects.

Time is not effective nor are bodies destroyed by it.

2. Efficient; causing to be; as an effective cause.

3. Having the power of active operation; able; as effective men in any army; an effective force.