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effectively

[ ih-fek-tiv-lee, ee-fek‐ ]
/ ɪˈfɛk tɪv li, iˈfɛk‐ /
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adverb
in a way that accomplishes a purpose or produces the intended or expected results: These scissors are no longer sharp and do not cut effectively.You may not like all your coworkers, but you still have to learn to work effectively with them.
in actuality; in practice:Allowing the legislature to take existing money for schools and use it for other purposes effectively means there will be no new money for education.
in a way that produces a vivid impression; strikingly: The visually rich photographs are effectively displayed against the stark white gallery walls.
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