Definition of effectively in English:


Syllabification: ef·fec·tive·ly
Pronunciation: /iˈfektəvlē


  • 1In such a manner as to achieve a desired result: make sure that resources are used effectively
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    • Although such control is desirable, it is impossible to see how it can be effectively achieved.
    • Sulphur dioxide blocks it effectively, in a manner not yet fully understood.
    • The more you practice, the better you will get at both asking effectively and getting results.
  • 1.1Actually but not officially or explicitly: they were effectively controlled by the people they were supposed to be investigating [sentence adverb]: effectively, this means that companies will be able to avoid regulations
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    • Usually the inflammation and pain can be effectively controlled with one or other of these medications.
    • This acts as a straitjacket and means that governments effectively lose control of their own economies.
    • When that money runs out, the union would effectively come under college control.

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