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noneffective

[non-i-fek-tiv]
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adjective
  1. not effective.
  2. not fit for duty or active service, as a soldier or sailor.
noun
  1. a noneffective person.

Origin of noneffective

First recorded in 1750–60; non- + effective
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Historical Examples

  • The noneffective charge, which is now a heavy part of our public burdens, can hardly be said to have existed.

    The History of England from the Accession of James II.

    Thomas Babington Macaulay


British Dictionary definitions for noneffective

noneffective

adjective
  1. not effective
  2. unfit for or incapable of active military service
noun
  1. military a noneffective person
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