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effectivelyadverb

uk   us   /ɪˈfek.tɪv.li/
B2 in a way that is ​successful and ​achieves what you ​want: The ​tabletswork more effectively if you take a ​hotdrink after them.C2 used when you ​describe what the ​realresult of a ​situation is: His ​wifeleft him when the ​children were ​small, so he effectively ​brought up the ​family himself. Effectively, we have to ​start again from ​scratch.

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(Definition of effectively from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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effectivelyadverb

 us   /ɪˈfek·tɪv·li/
in a way that is ​successful and ​produces the ​intendedresults: Though ​barelywinningelection, he ​governed effectively and was reelected. Effectively also ​means having as a ​certainresult in ​reality, though not in ​theory: If she ​loses this ​match, she’s effectively ​eliminated from the ​tournament.
(Definition of effectively from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"effectively" in Business English

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effectivelyadverb

uk   us   /ɪˈfektɪvli/
in a way that successfully ​achieves the ​result that you want: Staff must be given enough ​training and ​development to be able to do their ​jobs effectively.
used when you are describing what is actually ​true, although it may not be intended or ​stated: Whoever ​owns those ​shares, effectively ​controls the ​company.
(Definition of effectively from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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