What does the word effective mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Effectiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Producing effect; efficient.

Usage examples for effective

  1. What system had proved more effective? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. His choice of subject has always been the result of a deliberate search for the effective. – My Contemporaries In Fiction by David Christie Murray
  3. The trip would be more effective if I could have my council about me. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau