effective vs effectual vs efficient

effective effectual efficient

Definitions

  • 1) A soldier or a piece of military equipment that is ready for combat.
  • 2) (Com.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.
  • 3) (Com.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.
  • 4) That which produces a given effect; a cause.
  • 5) One who is capable of active service.
  • 6) The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively.
  • 7) The number of men actually doing duty, or the strength of a company, a regiment, or an army, in the field or on parade.
  • 8) A soldier fit for duty.
  • 9) Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.
  • 10) Having the power to produce a required effect or effects.
  • 11) Producing a decided or decisive effect.
  • 12) Actually in effect.
  • 13) Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.
  • 14) Existing in fact; actual.
  • 15) Producing a strong impression or response; striking.
  • 16) Having an intended or expected effect.
  • 17) Operative; in effect.
  • 18) Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative
  • 19) works well as a means or remedy
  • 20) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
  • 21) exerting force or influence
  • 22) able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
  • 23) ready for service
  • 24) existing in fact; not theoretical; real
  • 25) Serving to effect the intended purpose; producing the intended or expected effect or result; operative; efficacious: as, an effective cause; effective proceedings.
  • 26) Actual; real.
  • 27) Capable of producing effect; fit for action or duty; adapted for a desired end: as, the effective force of an army or of a steam-engine is so much; effective capacity.
  • 28) Serving to impress or affect with admiration; producing a decided impression of beauty or a feeling of admiration at the first presentation; impressive; striking; specifically, artistically strong or successful: as, an effective performance; an effective picture.
  • 29) Actual;real.

Definitions

  • 1) Producing the intended result; entirely adequate.
  • 2) Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect. synonym: effective.
  • 3) Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect. synonym: effective.
  • 4) Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.
  • 5) (Theol.) a doctrine concerning the work of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and acceptance of salvation by Christ, -- one of the five points of Calvinism. See Calvinism.
  • 6) (Theol.) a doctrine concerning the work of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and acceptance of salvation by Christ, -- one of the five points of Calvinism. See Calvinism.
  • 7) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
  • 8) having legal efficacy or force
  • 9) True; veracious.
  • 10) Producing an effect, or the effect desired or intended; also, loosely, having adequate power or force to produce the effect: as, the means employed were effectual.
  • 11) True;veracious.

Definitions

  • 1) An efficient cause; a prime mover.
  • 2) One who is efficient or qualified; specifically, in the volunteer service of Great Britain, one who has attended the requisite number of drills, and in respect of whom the corps receives the capitation grant paid by government.
  • 3) In mathematics, a quantity multiplied by another quantity to produce the quantity of which it is said to be an efficient; a factor.
  • 4) An efficient cause (see above).
  • 5) Making good, thorough, or careful use of resources; not consuming extra. Especially, making good use of time or energy.
  • 6) Using a particular proportion of available energy.
  • 7) Acting or producing effectively with a minimum of waste, expense, or unnecessary effort.
  • 8) Causing less waste or requiring less effort than comparable devices or methods. Used in combination.
  • 9) Acting directly to produce an effect.
  • 10) Causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by energetic and useful activity.
  • 11) being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
  • 12) able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
  • 13) Synonyms Efficacious, Effectual, etc. (see effective); energetic, operative, active, ready, helpful.
  • 14) Producing outward effects; of a nature to produce a result; active; causative.
  • 15) Acting or able to act with due effect; adequate in performance; bringing to bear the requisite knowledge, skill, and industry; capable; competent: as, an efficient workman, director, or commander.

Examples

  • 1) This umbrella approach is highly effective for conserving the great complexity of the natural world.
  • 2) But it also offers an effective means of sharing positive messages.
  • 3) Its high turnover demands that robust, effective security controls are constantly maintained.
  • 4) Particularly effective is the sound design - the bellowing rumble from the alien ships chills the blood.
  • 5) It's a system very effective in limiting choices.
  • 6) This once great party continues to double up as a protest movement - and not a particularly effective one.
  • 7) There’s very little evidence that command and control is effective, or can avoid a massive inflation of cost.
  • 8) If that doesn't work, become more effective at applying for jobs.
  • 9) The results of effective training lead to improved job performance.
  • 10) To be an effective soldier requires control.
  • 11) To this end they make effective use of parables and stories.
  • 12) She suggested that fathers could be particularly effective in talking to their sons.
  • 13) They are expected to have to do this at night when the camera is less effective.
  • 14) This is why publishing more data would be an effective tool.
  • 15) This chapter looks at some safe and effective treatments for these conditions.
  • 16) We will also make the planning system more effective.
  • 17) All of these treatments can be highly effective.
  • 18) The real test will be whether it can take effective action in serious cases.
  • 19) We all need to help others to become effective adults.
  • 20) This one was particularly effective because the website looks so similar to the official site.
  • 21) They work to make the public sector more effective.
  • 22) To make the present business effective may require one specific course of action.
  • 23) Evidence has been growing that shows cash transfers to be an effective means of helping the poor.
  • 24) That we require far more effective control to be exerted over public spending is beyond doubt.
  • 25) It was particularly effective on the bikini line.
  • 26) The moratorium on commercial whaling is less and less effective each year.
  • 27) They are a very effective money laundering tool.
  • 28) The vast majority of patients receive safe and effective care.
  • 29) Yet height and niceness are by no means the most vital ingredients in an effective and productive boss.
  • 30) In fact some very effective speakers use a low volume when they want to emphasize a particular point.
  • 31) Everyone uses their imagination all the time, but not necessarily in particularly effective or productive ways.
  • 32) To meet this challenge, trainers will need to be very effective in the areas they choose to work in.
  • 33) And this morning, the President at the ground breaking, made the point that this is going to be a place where service members could get what he called effective accountable care.
  • 34) And the Department of Homeland Security says it has what it calls effective control of less than 15 percent of our southern border with Mexico.
  • 35) And, also, it wants to discuss effective measures, what it calls effective measures to avoid similar incidents from happening in the future.
  • 36) Authorized to reappoint Peter Hinckley as an Assistance Attorney General at a salary level of $75,500 for a term effective October 14, 2009 through October 14, 2010.
  • 37) Surveys show that some believe that it refers to effective economic management.
  • 38) To stay afloat when a company is in effective competition with an expanding government, the only solution is increased productivity.
  • 39) I also predicted that consumers ultimately would be able to find alternatives to obtain "effective and credible education."
  • 40) The only way to make this wall cost-effective is if you hire Mexicans to build it.
  • 41) ‘A container deposit system is also effective in increasing environmental awareness.’
  • 42) ‘This is not a pretty movie, although it is effective in what it intends to do.’
  • 43) ‘The genre of the sports spectacle is particularly effective in producing such narratives.’
  • 44) ‘Other family interventions are effective in reducing social problems although the results are mixed.’
  • 45) ‘A positive approach may be helpful and perhaps more effective in the long run than criticism.’
  • 46) ‘He was the person who taught me that fear is the best way to get results, and he was very effective in his teaching.’
  • 47) ‘Farmers' markets have proved particularly effective in raising awareness of quality local produce which so often gets overlooked.’
  • 48) ‘These policies appear to have been highly effective in producing some of the observed changes.’
  • 49) ‘It just wasn't effective in its goal of stopping the war.’
  • 50) ‘We have been effective in changing cultural practices in businesses.’
  • 51) ‘And why weren't they more effective in persuading the Indonesians of the importance of this case to Australia?’
  • 52) ‘Generally the vaccine is effective in 70 to 90 per cent of the cases, and is effective for up to six months.’
  • 53) ‘Even opponents of the system concede that it is effective in matching up bullets to the guns that fired them at least some of the time.’
  • 54) ‘It is something that governments can be particularly effective in doing.’
  • 55) ‘First, effective rule requires combining ideological, economic, military and political power.’
  • 56) ‘To overcome these problems, the new government should first study the causes and then frame concrete and effective policies.’
  • 57) ‘Until we have a good picture of the extent and nature of poverty we can't develop sustainable, effective policy responses.’
  • 58) ‘Our professors teach us that effective laws balance equity with efficiency.’
  • 59) ‘It destroys the confidence of minorities in the police necessary for effective law enforcement.’
  • 60) ‘He pointed out that traffic conditions have worsened through the years because the city's policies are not effective.’
  • 61) ‘The law is effective today and about 100,000 Ohioans are expected to apply for permits in the next six months.’
  • 62) ‘The Act will then receive Royal Assent and become effective law three months later - hunting could be banned by early 2005.’
  • 63) ‘The new rate increase was to be effective from Jan.1, meaning phone bills for January were set to be based on the new higher rate.’
  • 64) ‘The change is effective from December 12 when the new First Great Western and First Great Western Link timetable is introduced.’
  • 65) ‘North Lincolnshire Council confirmed that a stop notice was effective from midnight.’
  • 66) ‘The appointments are effective from the date of the merger and subject to RBI approval, a bank press release said.’
  • 67) ‘The Italian government holds 32% of its shares, giving it effective control over the company.’
  • 68) ‘Critics have questioned why private companies or charities should be given effective control over state-funded schools.’
  • 69) ‘The future buyer would exercise effective control over the bank.’
  • 70) ‘This dynamic is amplified in some localities where large firms have attained effective monopoly power.’
  • 71) ‘It is therefore highly necessary to reduce the effective marginal taxation to enhance the incentive to work.’
  • 72) ‘The effective level of tax then is dictated by government outlays.’
  • 73) ‘In the newly joined member states generally, the effective tax rate is well below the nominal one.’
  • 74) ‘It disclosed that nearly one in five of these high earners paid tax at an effective rate of just 20 per cent.’
  • 75) ‘The President himself has lamented the high effective tax rates paid by low income families.’
  • 76) ‘As the levels of funding increase, the effective return on payroll taxes goes up.’
  • 77) ‘That will be the near term driver of earnings growth, a higher effective tax charge notwithstanding.’
  • 78) ‘So if the government lowers the reference price, the effective tax level would go down.’
  • 79) ‘The actual effective coverage date could be later if claims processing systems must be changed.’
  • 80) ‘When sufficiently strong they can reduce effective size below the actual population size.’
  • 81) ‘In fact, the effective storage of most hydro tanks is about 18 percent of the total volume.’
  • 82) ‘In fact, the effective persistence length is about three times higher than that of naked DNA.’
  • 83) ‘In late June, a Russian army of some 42000 had taken advantage of the overextended lines of communication of Charles XII and his Swedish force of around 19000 effectives, to win an overwhelming victory at Poltava, deep in the Ukraine.’

Examples

  • 1) Marina had tried to help but wasn't very effectual, swinging a hoe, so vacant-eyed, clumsy.
  • 2) Based on interviews and case studies with successful U.S. entrepreneurs and executives at large corporations, Sarasvathy found that master entrepreneurs rely on what she calls effectual reasoning.
  • 3) God that he would make the word effectual to the salvation of the soul; still being grieved lest the enemy should take the word away from the conscience, and so it should become unfruitful: wherefore I have labored so to speak the word, as that thereby, if it were possible, the sin and person guilty might be particularized by it.
  • 4) That God would open to us a door of utterance, that is, either afford opportunity to preach the gospel (so he says, a great door and effectual is opened to me, 1 Cor.xvi. 9), or else give me ability and courage, and enable me with freedom and faithfulness; so
  • 5) The power of corruption being broken in effectual calling, and the guilt of sin removed in justification, all that which hinders is taken out of the way, and nothing can come between that soul and glory.
  • 6) If we would have the word effectual and saving, we must mind and observe every passage of Scripture.
  • 7) When I have been in preaching, I thank God my heart hath often all the time of this and the other exercise, with great earnestness cried to God that He would make the word effectual to the salvation of the soul; still being grieved lest the enemy should take the word away from the conscience, and so it should become unfruitful: wherefore I should labour to speak the word, as that thereby, if it were possible, the sin and person guilty might be particularized by it.
  • 8) 9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
  • 9) In the declaration of the state of corrupted nature after the fall, and before the reparation of it by the grace of Jesus Christ, -- that is, the effectual operation of the Holy Spirit, -- the Scripture principally insists on three things: [90] -- 1.
  • 10) Even granting that the administration of these measures might be made effective and effectual, which is more than doubtful, we see that they are based upon a complete ignorance or disregard of the most important fact in the situation -- that of indiscriminate and irresponsible fecundity.
  • 11) ‘It was a wonder of his grace, that the call was made so effectual.’
  • 12) ‘The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.’
  • 13) ‘It is true, the Lord can, and I hope He often does, make that preaching effectual to the conversion of sinners, wherein little is said expressly to them, only the truths of the gospel are declared in their hearing’
  • 14) ‘However, the court may order such particulars as may be necessary to prevent surprise and unnecessary expense and to ensure a fair and effectual trial.’
  • 15) ‘If this can be done, the rampart which the constitution has built up to secure the hearthstone from rude intrusion, is an effectual defense no longer.’
  • 16) ‘The Commissioner of Stamp Duties accepted, on the basis that these documents were effectual, that there was no duty assessable.’
  • 17) ‘Clause 6 reads: ‘The lease is deemed to be, and to have always been, as valid and effectual as if all the land that is subject to the lease had not been that land described in the Schedule.’’
  • 18) ‘I have already referred the Court to section 151, which deals with when instruments of lease become effectual, which is on registration.’

Examples

  • 1) They are four times as efficient since they lose no energy to the internal combustion process.
  • 2) It could be an exceptionally efficient and economical way to make buildings more comfortable and energy efficient.
  • 3) Wearing it makes me feel efficient.
  • 4) How do we make it efficient?
  • 5) By shielding domestic industries, it diverts scarce resources to less efficient uses.
  • 6) The method is more efficient, making Prosecco cheaper to make than champagne.
  • 7) By looking at innovative new ways of working we can make government more efficient and effective, as well as improving the delivery of public services.
  • 8) This is the bit of public life that is extraordinarily efficient and extraordinarily effective.
  • 9) Staying slim does get harder as we age because the fats that boost metabolism are less efficient.
  • 10) This allows one to make the most efficient and favourable changes to the diet.
  • 11) They like to work out efficient routines and stick to them.
  • 12) The effect is particularly noticeable when the engine is cold and at its least efficient.
  • 13) They are a highly efficient mathematical tool that stores and processes index numbers in the computer.
  • 14) The most efficient time of life is the week before vacation.
  • 15) This was done in an efficient and competent manner.
  • 16) You can cut bills by being more energy efficient.
  • 17) They are more efficient and effective as a result.
  • 18) No matter if that is less efficient and less convenient for patients.
  • 19) They have a busy promotional schedule and want to make the most efficient use of their time.
  • 20) They also have a highly efficient digestive system that allows them to keep lean and mean.
  • 21) Ion engines are ten times more efficient than conventional rocket engines.
  • 22) Why not exempt homebuyers from stamp duty if they promise to make their home more energy efficient?
  • 23) It upsets your metabolism and makes your body less efficient.
  • 24) The hope is that all this technology will make it as efficient as possible.
  • 25) It would amount to a highly efficient and sensible use of the tax system.
  • 26) The most efficient form of energy production within the body is the metabolism of food.
  • 27) It was not pretty at times but very efficient as they made it just one goal conceded in four games.
  • 28) One of the least efficient ways of dealing with the deficit would be to write a large cheque to fill a hole.
  • 29) Britain has the least energy efficient housing stock in Europe.
  • 30) Ministers insist that the savings do not have to be cuts, and cite more efficient ways of working.
  • 31) If he left the "road" and became a _very_ efficient common laborer, some _ordinarily efficient_ common laborer would have to take to the "road."
  • 32) Now, when the advocates of free-agency insist that motive is not the efficient cause of volition, and that mind is the efficient cause thereof, we suppose them to employ the expression, _efficient cause_, in one and the same sense in both branches of the proposition.
  • 33) [37] I use the term efficient in a technical sense, as meaning all-sufficient to produce the given effect, without the intervention of any other cause.
  • 34) That isn't to deny that a war with tens of thousands of people doesn't have a significant administrative overhead; rather, that focusing on this overhead (which laughs at the term efficient) ends up seriously degrading our ability to actually achieve victory.
  • 35) Sure, the critique depends on misinterpreting what the word "efficient" means, as in the "efficient markets hypothesis."
  • 36) If you believe in efficient markets you should also believe in the toothfairy.
  • 37) If you believe in efficient markets, then you should be very skeptical of the rest of this post.
  • 38) How efficient is it in transporting gun, hunter, and game out of the woods that may be hilly, have rough terrain, etc
  • 39) All we need to do to make the health care system cheaper and more efficient is to remove the dilution of responsibility and cost, thus rewarding people who eat right, stay healthy, and live risk-averse lives.
  • 40) Investing in efficient and clean energy creates jobs in manufacturing, sales, installation, and servicing of wind turbines, solar panels, and super efficient buildings.
  • 41) ‘If we use only five to eight firms, we will be able to offer a streamlined and more efficient service.’
  • 42) ‘In some ways it is a sleek and efficient machine; in others, it is full of flaws.’
  • 43) ‘It certainly seemed a very efficient system and one which everyone participates in.’
  • 44) ‘The system is efficient and well integrated with overground train, bus and tram routes.’
  • 45) ‘I find that the present system works well and offers an efficient service at a relatively low cost.’
  • 46) ‘The party ran an efficient system that was designed to control the people.’
  • 47) ‘Contracts would be awarded to those who offer efficient services at the best price.’
  • 48) ‘The new duty of the police authority is to achieve efficient and effective policing of its area.’
  • 49) ‘It is highly probable that changing working patterns would produce a more efficient fire service.’
  • 50) ‘He said the new system allowed a more efficient ordering service at the front desk.’
  • 51) ‘We are now able to provide the public with an information system that is more efficient and easier to navigate.’
  • 52) ‘They are now forced to be more efficient and produce better products for consumers.’
  • 53) ‘This way we got to experience the amazingly cheap and efficient Italian railway system.’
  • 54) ‘One of those institutions is a legal system that is effective, efficient and independent.’
  • 55) ‘The more information the system has, the more efficient and effective it will be.’
  • 56) ‘The rapid transit system is clean and efficient and the four legs of the line cover most of the city.’
  • 57) ‘Corruption makes markets less efficient, more costly, and less innovative.’
  • 58) ‘"It's very efficient in terms of the time it takes to perform, " said Dr. Stevens.’
  • 59) ‘With age, your kidneys become less efficient in removing waste from your bloodstream.’
  • 60) ‘Their gearing becomes more efficient, materials get lighter and stronger and ergonomics improve.’
  • 61) ‘I work with a team of women who are really well organised, effective and efficient teachers.’
  • 62) ‘Learn to become more organized with day-to-day activities and a more efficient worker.’
  • 63) ‘Chris was known widely as an astute and efficient farmer and a devoted family man.’
  • 64) ‘His efficient girlfriend is annoyed when he insists on accompanying her on a research trip to Mexico.’
  • 65) ‘She is efficient enough, but never really inspirational.’
  • 66) ‘He has also been remembered as an efficient man who was devoted to his farm and his family.’
  • 67) ‘They were efficient, and that was the real reason why the others disliked them.’
  • 68) ‘As a briskly efficient technician attached the rope I had a most odd sense of dislocation.’
  • 69) ‘This means the cluster can be slowed as a result of the least efficient worker.’
  • 70) ‘I can guarantee that there will be no problems, the crew is very competent and efficient.’
  • 71) ‘He proved to be an efficient administrator and a person who was able to bring out the best in this staff.’
  • 72) ‘I am most impressed with the efficient and professional manner in which my crew responded.’
  • 73) ‘I also know that these sort of things would be a lot easier if people would just be efficient.’
  • 74) an efficient production manager
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