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English definition of “effectively”

effectively

adverb     /ɪˈfek.tɪv.li/
B2 in a way that is successful and achieves what you want: The tablets work more effectively if you take a hot drink after them.Efficient and effective C2 used when you describe what the real result of a situation is: His wife left him when the children were small, so he effectively brought up the family himself. Effectively, we have to start again from scratch.True, real, false, and unreal
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