|1.||[ adverb ] in actuality or reality or fact|
"she is effectively his wife" "in effect, they had no choice"
|Related terms:||effective effective|
|2.||[ adjective ] exerting force or influence|
|Synonyms:||effective good in_force|
"the law is effective immediately" "a warranty good for two years" "the law is already in effect (or in force)"