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Definition

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Effective

Producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

Examples

An air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation

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Effectual

Producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

Examples

His complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action

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Efficient

Being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

Examples

An efficient production manager

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