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ef·fec·tive

 (ĭ-fĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Having an intended or expected effect.
b. Producing a strong impression or response; striking: gave an effective performance as Othello.
2. Operative; in effect: The law is effective immediately.
3. Existing in fact; actual: a decline in the effective demand.
4. Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.
n.
A soldier or a piece of military equipment that is ready for combat.

ef·fec′tive·ness, ef′fec·tiv′i·ty n.
Synonyms: effective, effectual, efficacious
These adjectives mean producing or capable of producing a desired effect: an effective reprimand; an effectual complaint; an efficacious remedy.

Effectiveness

 

blockbuster Something extremely forceful, violent, or effective; a success, a winner, a hit. The term owes its origin to the name given the highly destructive bombs dropped on industrial targets in Britain during World War II.

corker A clincher or a sockdolager, something that settles the question or closes the discussion; also, a lollapalooza; something striking, astonishing, or extraordinary. In use since 1837, this slang term probably derives from the image of a cork “capping a bottle” (the first three meanings) or flying off a champagne bottle with a bang (the latter meanings). Corker was also a baseball term in the late 19th century.

haymaker Any extremely forceful or effective argument, statement, ploy, maneuver, etc., especially a decisive and culminating one. The term is boxing slang for a violent punch or knockout blow. Hay is grass or alfalfa which has been cut or mowed down. Similarly, the recipient of a haymaker in a pugilistic encounter is “cut down.” Mow (someone) down is a related expression.

I deliberately pulled my right back and swung “haymakers” at Choinyski, intending to miss him. (J. J. Corbett, Roar of the Crowd, 1925)

the old one-two Any especially effective combination of two persons or things; a double whammy. The reference is to boxing and the highly effective combination punch consisting of a left jab immediately followed by a hard right cross, usually to the opponent’s jaw and intended as a knockout blow.

put teeth into To make effective or enforceable; to give meaning or substance to. Webster’s Third cites a contemporary use by E. O. Hauser:

… started turning out the arms which would put teeth into neutrality.

The expression is most often used with reference to legislation.

sledge-hammer argument A single statement or ploy which completely dissolves the opposition in a disagreement; a clincher. A sledge-hammer is a large, weighty hammer which, if used as a weapon, can easily incapacitate the victim. This expression is heard infrequently today.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.effectiveness - power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
incisiveness, trenchancy - keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
efficaciousness, efficacy - capacity or power to produce a desired effect; "concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"
ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness - lacking the power to be effective
2.effectiveness - capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

effectiveness

noun power, effect, efficiency, success, strength, capability, use, validity, usefulness, potency, efficacy, fruitfulness, productiveness the effectiveness of computers as an educational tool

effectiveness

noun
The power or capacity to produce a desired result:
Translations
tehotehokkuus
djelotvornostefikasnostučinkovitost

effectiveness

[ɪˈfektɪvnɪs] N
1. (= efficiency) [of method, system] → eficacia f, eficiencia f; [of treatment, deterrent, argument] → eficacia f
2. (= striking quality) → efecto m

effectiveness

[ɪˈfɛktɪvnɪs] n [action, method] → efficacité f

effectiveness

n
(= successfulness)Wirksamkeit f; (of strategy, government, politician)Effektivität f
(= striking effect)Wirkung f

effectiveness

[ɪˈfɛktɪvnɪs] nefficacia

ef·fec·tive·ness

n. eficacia, efectividad.

effectiveness

n eficacia, efectividad f; (clinical research) eficacia bajo condiciones normales (See note under efficacy.)