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Effective vs. Impact — What's the Difference?

Effective vs. Impact — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Effective and Impact

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Effective

Having an intended or expected effect.
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Impact

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
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Effective

Producing a strong impression or response; striking
Gave an effective performance as Othello.
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Impact

A marked effect or influence
Our regional measures have had a significant impact on unemployment
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Effective

Operative; in effect
The law is effective immediately.
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Impact

Come into forcible contact with another object
The shell impacted twenty yards away
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Effective

Existing in fact; actual
A decline in the effective demand.
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Impact

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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Effective

Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.
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Impact

The striking of one body against another; collision.
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Effective

A soldier or a piece of military equipment that is ready for combat.
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Impact

The force transmitted by a collision.
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Effective

Having the power to produce a required effect or effects.
The pill is an effective method of birth control.
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Impact

The effect or impression of one person or thing on another
Still gauging the impact of automation on the lives of factory workers.
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Effective

Producing a decided or decisive effect.
The president delivered an effective speech!
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Impact

To pack firmly together.
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Effective

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.
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Impact

To strike forcefully
Meteorites impacting the lunar surface.
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Effective

Actually in effect.
The curfew is effective at midnight.
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Impact

To have an effect or impact on
"No region ... has been more impacted by emerging ... economic trends" (Joel Kotkin).
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Effective

Having no negative coefficients.
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Impact

To have an effect or impact. See Usage Note below.
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Effective

Approximate; Not describing the fundamental dynamic changes in some system as they happen.
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Impact

The striking of one body against another; collision.
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Effective

(military) a soldier fit for duty
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Impact

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.
The hatchet cut the wood on impact.
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Effective

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.
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Impact

A forced impinging.
His spine had an impingement; L4 and L5 made impact, which caused numbness in his leg.
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Effective

That which produces a given effect; a cause.
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Impact

A significant or strong influence or 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.
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Effective

One who is capable of active service.
He assembled his army - 20,000 effectives - at Corinth.
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Impact

(transitive) To collide or strike, the act of impinging.
When the hammer impacts the nail, it bends.
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Effective

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

(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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Effective

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

To significantly or strongly influence or affect; to have an impact on.
I can make the changes, but it will impact the schedule.
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Effective

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
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Impact

To stamp or impress onto something.
Ideas impacted on the mind.
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Effective

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
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Impact

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

Works well as a means or remedy;
An effective reprimand
A lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat
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Impact

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.
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Effective

Exerting force or influence;
The law is effective immediately
A warranty good for two years
The law is already in effect (or in force)
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Impact

To collide forcefully with; to strike.
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Effective

Existing in fact; not theoretical; real;
A decline in the effective demand
Confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done
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Impact

Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated.
The quarrel, by that impact driven.
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Effective

Equipped and ready for service;
The fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers
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Impact

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

The striking of one body against another
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Impact

A forceful consequence; a strong effect;
The book had an important impact on my thinking
The book packs a wallop
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Impact

Influencing strongly;
They resented the impingement of American values on European culture
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Impact

The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat;
The armies met in the shock of battle
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Impact

Press or wedge together; pack together
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Impact

Have an effect upon;
Will the new rules affect me?
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