Definition of effectively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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effectively

adverb
ɪˈfektɪvli
 
; ɪˈfektɪvli
 
 
1 in a way that produces the intended result or a successful resultThe company must reduce costs to compete effectively.You dealt with the situation very effectively.The truth of this statement has been effectively demonstrated in Chapter 1.
Opposite
ineffectively
2 used when you are saying what the facts of a situation areHe was very polite but effectively he was telling me that I had no chance of getting the job.The government has now effectively ruled out tax cuts.