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1       adj   Something that is effective works well and produces the results that were intended.  
oft ADJ in -ing, ADJ against n  
The project looks at how we could be more effective in encouraging students to enter teacher training..., Simple antibiotics are effective against this organism..., ...an effective public transport system.     
  effectively      adv   usu ADV after v, also ADV -ed  
...the team roles which you believe to be necessary for the team to function effectively..., Services need to be more effectively organised than they are at present.     
  effectiveness      n-uncount   oft N of n  
...the effectiveness of computers as an educational tool.     
2       adj   Effective means having a particular role or result in practice, though not officially or in theory.  
ADJ n  
They have had effective control of the area since the security forces left.     
3       adj   When something such as a law or an agreement becomes effective, it begins officially to apply or be valid.  
v-link ADJ  
The new rules will become effective in the next few days.     

Something that is cost-effective saves or makes a lot of money in comparison with the costs involved.      adj  
The bank must be run in a cost-effective way.     
  cost-effectively      adv   ADV after v  
The management tries to produce the magazine as cost-effectively as possible.     
  cost-effectiveness      n-uncount  
A Home Office report has raised doubts about the cost-effectiveness of the proposals.     
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the carrot is more effective than the stick
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
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