ef·fec·tive·ly | \ i-ˈfek-tiv-lē , 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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The Connecticut Sun let out a collective sigh of relief Friday night after pulling out a last-minute victory over the Phoenix Mercury, 91-87, and effectively snapping their three-game losing streak. Kelli Stacy, courant.com, "Connecticut Sun Defeat Phoenix Mercury, Snap Losing Streak," 13 July 2018 This year, Berrada companies picked up four properties from Elijah Mohammad Rashaed, whose properties have been effectively placed in receivership as part of the city attorney's effort to drive him out of the business. Kevin Crowe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'He'll evict you in a minute.' Landlord quietly becomes a force in Milwaukee rental business...and eviction court," 13 July 2018 At stake is an obscure 1960s tariff that effectively guarantees that every pickup and delivery van sold in the United States is built in North America, most of them in the U.S. by American workers. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Trump's trade war could threaten US pickup production and jobs," 13 July 2018 The governing bodies for each sport effectively operate as independent non-profits but must meet requirements set by the USOC. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "USOC names new CEO at critical time for Olympic movement," 12 July 2018 The bolt entered through his neck and exited through his right foot, effectively missing all of his internal organs. Kaylen Ralph, Teen Vogue, "18-Year-Old Juliette Moore Saved Her Boyfriend's Life After He Was Struck by Lightning," 11 July 2018 Though the 3,228-square-foot home is split into distinct levels, the architects created a continuity with interior stairways that effectively allow the home’s residents to crawl up the side of the hill. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Oceanfront modern house cascades down a rocky hill," 10 July 2018 The answer to his question, for now, is learning how to effectively use his fastball, especially up in the zone. Mike Persak, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins' Javy Guerra seeks permanent spot in majors," 14 July 2018 Moreover, the Democrats were able to effectively rebut many Republican talking points, notably by calling attention to the fact that Strzok’s dim view of the GOP was shared by many Republicans in the past. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "The Washington Post worries Strzok hearings were bad for democracy.," 13 July 2018

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1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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