Webster 1913 Edition
effectivus: cf. F.
Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative;
effectiveforce, remedy, speech; the
effectivemen in a regiment.
They are not
effectiveof anything, nor leave no work behind them.
Syn. – Efficient; forcible; active; powerful; energetic; competent. See
That which produces a given effect; a cause.
One who is capable of active service.
He assembled his army – 20,000
effectives– at Corinth.
W. P. Johnston.
effectifreal, effective, real amount.]
Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; – a term used in many parts of Europe.
Webster 1828 Edition
They are not effective of any thing.
1.Operative; active; having the quality of producing effects.
Time is not effective,nor are bodies destroyed by it.
2.Efficient; causing to be; as an effective cause.
3.Having the power of active operation; able; as effective men in any army; an effective force.