effectively

adverb
ef·​fec·​tive·​ly | \ i-ˈfek-tiv-lē How to pronounce effectively (audio) , e-, ē-, ə-\

Definition of effectively

1 : in an effective manner dealt with the problem effectively
2 : in effect : virtually by withholding further funds they effectively killed the project

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In 755 the An Lushan Rebellion broke out, which would effectively end Emperor Xuanzong’s reign. Yunte Huang, WSJ, "‘The Banished Immortal’ Review: ‘Heaven Begot a Talent Like Me’," 11 Jan. 2019 Plus, the technical skills required to effectively work with rebar is enough to ensure function is at the forefront of each design. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Bold and Sculptural New Furniture Collection Inspired by the Basics," 26 Feb. 2019 Kalashnikov KUB-BLA drone is effectively a kamikaze meant to slip under the radar of traditional air-defense systems. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Kalashnikov Is Getting into the Business of Self-Destructing Drones," 20 Feb. 2019 Cadillac’s announcement was effectively a commitment to lead from behind. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Big Questions—and a Few Answers—Coming Out of the Detroit Auto Show," 17 Jan. 2019 For other plants, like pollen-spewing ragweed, a warmer winter is effectively a shorter winter. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Winters are warming faster than summers. These US cities could lose weeks of freezing days by 2050.," 21 Dec. 2018 For both typical and atypical antipsychotics, your prescriber will want to keep tabs on how effectively the drug is managing your symptoms, both in the beginning and throughout treatment. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "9 Things You Should Know About Taking Antipsychotic Drugs," 7 Dec. 2018 The upshot: if your Windows 7 PC hasn’t installed the March 12 update enabling SHA-2 support by July 16, your Windows updates will effectively end. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 7's support deadline may expire in July, if you don't apply this patch," 19 Feb. 2019 Evidence suggests foam rolling can effectively reduce muscle soreness while improving range of motion. SELF, "7 Smart Things You Can Do to Proactively Prevent Running Injuries," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of effectively

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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effectively

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of effectively

: in a way that produces a desired result : in an effective manner
: in an indirect way

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