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adjective effective pronunciation in British English /ɪˈfektɪv/

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  1. 1
    someone or something that is effective works well and produces the result that was intended

    You need more effective communication within the organization.

    Humour is often far more effective than shouting.

    The troops should be deployed where they will be most effective.

    effective against:

    The new vaccine is highly effective against all strains of the disease.

    effective way/method/means:

    This is a very effective way of controlling pests and weeds.

  2. 2
    formal when a law or agreement becomes effective, it officially begins to be used
    effective from:

    Government ministers reached a 30-month agreement, effective from 1 July.

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 effective pronunciation in British English noun [uncountable]


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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