effective
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effective(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (efficient)
a. eficaz
We have devised what we believe to be a very effective plan.Hemos ideado lo que creemos que es un plan muy eficaz.
b. efectivo
Our newest beta-blockers are more effective and have fewer side-effects.Nuestros nuevos betabloqueadores son más efectivos y tienen menos efectos secundarios.
2. (legal)
a. efectivo
The zoning ordinance became effective as of August 16, 2010.El reglamento de zonificación se hizo efectivo a partir del 16 de agosto de 2010.
b. en vigor
Stiffer penalties for fraud become effective on the first of next month.Los castigos más severos por fraude entrarán en vigor a partir del primero del próximo mes.
c. en vigencia
I know the rule was effective for last year's taxes, but we need to check to see if it still is.Sé que la regla entró en vigencia para los impuestos del año pasado, pero tenemos que comprobar si sigue siendo así.
3. (actual)
a. efectivo
Mr. Franco is the effective leader here, despite the dispute about his legitimacy.El señor Franco es el líder efectivo aquí, a pesar de la disputa sobre su legitimidad.
b. real
Even though that's not what the law calls for, it is the effective procedure.Aunque no sea lo que marca la ley, sí es el procedimiento real.
4. (striking)
a. buen efecto
A menu on a blackboard written in white chalk can look very effective.Un menú escrito con tiza blanca en un pizarrón negro puede causar muy buen efecto.
effectives
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (military)
a. los efectivos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We have 1,200 effectives standing by to provide assistance.Tenemos a 1,200 efectivos listos para ofrecer apoyo.
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effective
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (efficient, successful)
a. eficaz
2. (actual, real)
a. efectivo(a)
3. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(in force)
to be effective (from)entrar en vigor (desde)
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effective [ɪˈfektɪv]
adjective
1 (efficient, useful) [+treatment, method, deterrent, system] efectivo; eficaz; [+remark, argument] eficaz
the method is simple, but effective el método es simple pero efectivo or eficaz
to be effective against sth [+drug] ser eficaz contra algo
effective capacity (Téc) capacidad (f) útil
to be effective in doing sth ser eficaz para hacer algo
effective life (Pharmacology) vida (f) útil
effective power (Téc) potencia (f) real
effective ways of reducing pollution formas (f) efectivas or eficaces de reducir la polución
The drug has proved effective in reducing death rates
2 (striking) [+display, outfit, decoration] impresionante; logrado; [+combination] logrado
to look effective causar efecto
blinds can look very effective las persianas pueden causar muy buen efecto or mucho efecto
3 (operative)
to become effective entrar en vigor; hacerse efectivo;from, on a partir de
effective date fecha (f) de vigencia; fecha (f) efectiva
it will be effective from 1 April entrará en vigor or será efectivo a partir del 1 de abril
4 (actual) [+aid, contribution, leader] real; [+control, increase] efectivo; [+income] en efectivo
5 (Economics) [+demand, interest rate] efectivo
effectives (n) (Mil) efectivos (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "effective"
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effective date
la fecha de entrada en vigor
cost-effective
rentable
effective immediately
con efecto inmediato
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