Effective

Definition of Effective

Ef`fect´ive
a.1.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.
n.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.

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