Translation of effective in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪˈfektɪv/


  • 1.1 (producing the desired result) [method/treatment] eficaz, efectivo the effective life of sth la vida útil de algo
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    • A container deposit system is also effective in increasing environmental awareness.
    • This is not a pretty movie, although it is effective in what it intends to do.
    • The genre of the sports spectacle is particularly effective in producing such narratives.
    1.2 (striking) [design/contrast] de mucho or gran efecto as a speaker, she's extremely effective tiene grandes dotes de oradora 1.3 (applicable) (pred) the new law becomes effective as from December 15 la nueva ley entrará en vigor or en vigencia a partir del 15 de diciembre
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    • The law is effective today and about 100,000 Ohioans are expected to apply for permits in the next six months.
    • The Act will then receive Royal Assent and become effective law three months later - hunting could be banned by early 2005.
    • The new rate increase was to be effective from Jan.1, meaning phone bills for January were set to be based on the new higher rate.
    1.4 (real) (before n) [control/leader] efectivo, real effective demand demanda (f) efectiva

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