Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.
That which produces a given effect; a cause.
Adequate for accomplishing the intended purpose. [D05175] SA-CMM
Achieving a desired result. Effectiveness is often associated with institutional values. Example: Using on-line approvals, the Service Center created a process to approve purchasing transactions. The process change met their business objective to allow no account overdrafts. Although the process took more time, the unit managers agreed that the process was more effective for managing within their fund allowances.
'on purpose', producing the intended overall result with an optimised balance over the whole context; requires broad generalist awareness of the whole, rather than the narrow focus required to create local efficiency, hence often contrasted with efficient
producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively; "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"
Producing a desired effect, efficient.
produces the desired result.
Produces the desired results with efficiency.
to produce a desired effect; most over means "desired solution that will cause satisfactory results"
Having an effect; able to bring about the result intended.
1. Capable of producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect. 2. Capable of performing the particular function specified with safety.