effectivity


adjective

  1. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace.
  2. actually in operation or in force; functioning: The law becomes effective at midnight.
  3. producing a deep or vivid impression; striking: an effective photograph.
  4. prepared and available for service, especially military service.

noun

  1. a member of the armed forces fit for duty or active service.
  2. the effective total of a military force.

adjective

  1. productive of or capable of producing a result
  2. in effect; operativeeffective from midnight
  3. producing a striking impression; impressivean effective entrance
  4. (prenominal) actual rather than theoretical; realthe effective income after deductions
  5. (of a military force, etc) equipped and prepared for action
  6. physics (of an alternating quantity) having a value that is the square root of the mean of the squares of the magnitude measured at each instant over a defined period of time, usually one cycleSee also root mean square

noun

  1. a serviceman who is equipped and prepared for action
adj.

late 14c., from French effectif, from Latin effectivus “productive, effective,” from effect-, stem of efficere (see effect (n.)). Effectively in the sense of “actually” is attested by 1650s. Related: Effectivity.

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