adjective \i-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l, -chü(-ə)l; -ˈfeksh-wəl\

: producing a desired result or effect

Full Definition of EFFECTUAL

:  producing or able to produce a desired effect
ef·fec·tu·al·i·ty \-ˌfek-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē, -chü-ˈa-\ noun
ef·fec·tu·al·ness \-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l-nəs, -chü(-ə)l-; -ˈfeksh-wəl-\ noun

Examples of EFFECTUAL

  1. <acting like a jerk has generally not been a terribly effectual dating strategy>

First Known Use of EFFECTUAL

14th century


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