effectively */*/*/

UK [ɪˈfektɪv(ə)lɪ] / US [ɪˈfektɪvlɪ] adverb
1) used for saying what the situation really is, although its appearance or official description might be different

With Australia 24 points ahead at half-time, the game was effectively over.

Effectively the loan is interest-free.

2) in a way that works well and produces the result that you intended

The system could deliver services to local communities more effectively.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • effectively — UK US /ɪˈfektɪvli/ adverb ► in a way that successfully achieves the result that you want: »Staff must be given enough training and development to be able to do their jobs effectively. ► used when you are describing what is actually true, although …   Financial and business terms

  • Effectively — Ef*fect ive*ly, adv. With effect; powerfully; completely; thoroughly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effectively — ef|fec|tive|ly W2S2 [ıˈfektıvli] adv 1.) in a way that produces the result that was intended ▪ Children have to learn to communicate effectively. 2.) used to describe what you see as the real facts of the situation [sentence adverb] ▪ Effectively …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • effectively — ef|fec|tive|ly [ ı fektıvli ] adverb *** 1. ) in a way that works well and produces the result that you intended: a system that could deliver services to local communities more effectively 2. ) used for saying what the situation really is,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • effectively — [[t]ɪfe̱ktɪvli[/t]] ADV: usu ADV before v, also ADV adj You use effectively with a statement or opinion to indicate that it is not accurate in every detail, but that you feel it is a reasonable description or summary of a particular situation.… …   English dictionary

  • effectively — adverb Date: circa 1536 1. in effect ; virtually < by withholding further funds they effectively killed the project > 2. in an effective manner < dealt with the problem effectively > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effectively — adv. Effectively is used with these adjectives: ↑impossible, ↑infinite, ↑inseparable, ↑invisible, ↑isolated Effectively is used with these verbs: ↑abandon, ↑abolish, ↑act, ↑administer, ↑argue, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • effectively — /I fektIvli/ adverb 1 in a way that produces the result that was intended: Children have to learn to communicate effectively. 2 (sentence adverb) used to describe what the real situation is, especially when it is different from the way that it… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • effectively*/*/ — [ɪˈfektɪv(ə)li] adv 1) used for saying what the situation really is, although it might seem to be different With Australia 24 points ahead at half time, the game was effectively over.[/ex] 2) in a way that works well and produces the result that… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • effectively — adverb 1. in an effective manner (Freq. 12) these are real problems that can be dealt with most effectively by rational discussion • Syn: ↑efficaciously • Ant: ↑ineffectively, ↑inefficaciously (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.