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Effective vs. Impact

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Effectiveadjective

Having the power to produce a required effect or effects.

‘The pill is an effective method of birth control.’;

Impactnoun

The striking of one body against another; collision.

Effectiveadjective

Producing a decided or decisive effect.

‘The president delivered an effective speech!’;

Impactnoun

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

‘The hatchet cut the wood on impact.’;

Effectiveadjective

Efficient, serviceable, or operative, available for useful work.

‘How long does it take to make a bunch of civilians an effective military force?’; ‘My effective income after taxes and child support is $500 a month.’; ‘The effective radiated power is determined by multiplying the transmitter power output with the antenna gain.’; ‘The effective voltage of an alternating current is 0.7 times its peak voltage.’;

Impactnoun

A forced impinging.

‘His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.’;

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Effectiveadjective

Actually in effect.

‘The curfew is effective at midnight.’;

Impactnoun

A significant or strong influence; an effect.

‘His friend's opinion had an impact on his decision.’; ‘Our choice of concrete will have a tremendous impact on the building's mechanical performance.’;

Effectiveadjective

Having no negative coefficients.

Impactverb

(transitive) To collide or strike, the act of impinging.

‘When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.’;

Effectiveadjective

Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment.

‘They are not effective of anything, nor leave no work behind them.’; ‘Whosoever is an effective, real cause of doing his heighbor wrong, is criminal.’;

Impactverb

(transitive) To compress; to compact; to press into something or pack together.

‘The footprints of birds do not impact the soil in the way those of dinosaurs do.’;

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Effectivenoun

That which produces a given effect; a cause.

Impactverb

To influence; to affect; to have an impact on.

‘I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.’;

Effectivenoun

One who is capable of active service.

‘He assembled his army - 20,000 effectives - at Corinth.’;

Impactverb

To stamp or impress onto something.

‘Ideas impacted on the mind.’;

Effectivenoun

Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; - a term used in many parts of Europe.

Impactverb

To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.

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Effectivenoun

The serviceable soldiers in a country; an army or any military body, collectively; as, France's effective.

Impactverb

To affect or influence, especially in a significant or undesirable manner; as, budget cuts impacted the entire research program; the fish populations were adversely impacted by pollution.

Effectiveadjective

producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;

‘an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation’; ‘effective teaching methods’; ‘effective steps toward peace’; ‘made an effective entrance’; ‘his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action’; ‘an efficacious law’;

Impactverb

To collide forcefully with; to strike.

Effectiveadjective

able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively;

‘people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...’; ‘effective personnel’; ‘an efficient secretary’; ‘the efficient cause of the revolution’;

Impactnoun

Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.

‘The quarrel, by that impact driven.’;

Effectiveadjective

works well as a means or remedy;

‘an effective reprimand’; ‘a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat’;

Impactnoun

The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.

Effectiveadjective

exerting force or influence;

‘the law is effective immediately’; ‘a warranty good for two years’; ‘the law is already in effect (or in force)’;

Impactnoun

the striking of one body against another

Effectiveadjective

existing in fact; not theoretical; real;

‘a decline in the effective demand’; ‘confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done’;

Impactnoun

a forceful consequence; a strong effect;

‘the book had an important impact on my thinking’; ‘the book packs a wallop’;

Effectiveadjective

equipped and ready for service;

‘the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers’;

Impactnoun

influencing strongly;

‘they resented the impingement of American values on European culture’;

Impactnoun

the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat;

‘the armies met in the shock of battle’;

Impactverb

press or wedge together; pack together

Impactverb

have an effect upon;

‘Will the new rules affect me?’;

Impactnoun

the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another

‘there was the sound of a third impact’; ‘bullets which expand and cause devastating injury on impact’;

Impactnoun

a marked effect or influence

‘our regional measures have had a significant impact on unemployment’;

Impactverb

come into forcible contact with another object

‘the shell impacted twenty yards away’;

Impactverb

come into forcible contact with

‘an asteroid impacted the earth some 60 million years ago’;

Impactverb

press (something) firmly

‘the animals' feet do not impact and damage the soil as cows' hooves do’;

Impactverb

have a strong effect on someone or something

‘the move is not expected to impact the company's employees’; ‘high interest rates have impacted on retail spending’;

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