Effectiveness is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand effectiveness (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use effectiveness in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of effectiveness, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of effectiveness, followed by 48 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
EXAMPLES - Effectiveness in a Sentence
- In my own experience their effectiveness is mixed. (source)
- Discusses the long - and short-term effectiveness of mutual funds (source)
- But should we really sacrifice longer term effectiveness for timely "affect"? (source)
- Then ARVs advanced in effectiveness and steadily dropped in toxicity and price. (source)
- So I don't really see how assessing effectiveness is going to stifle innovation. (source)
- Our health care system ranks 30-something in effectiveness in the developed world. (source)
- Another critical aspect to explosive effectiveness is proximity and blast direction. (source)
- That it may have fallen short of 100% effectiveness is a reasonable thing to say IMO. (source)
- And, whoever designed it will be lauded for years-to-come for the ad's long term effectiveness! (source)
- Long term effectiveness has not yet been demonstrated and problems of resistance risk to appear. (source)
- These initiatives had long been hugely important to the long term effectiveness of our organizations. (source)
- But the key to their effectiveness is their rattle, and it's not just the noise, but also how it is made. (source)
- And if these unhappy developments are not remedied, the longterm effectiveness of the ACLU is at profound risk. (source)
- I think that any small drop in effectiveness is more than countered by the benefits of open, realistic government. (source)
- Do we understand the longterm effectiveness of these medications compared to meaningful nonpharmaceutical intervention? (source)
- We have used both of them before, and there doesn't seem to be any difference in effectiveness between those two brands. (source)
- The position of surgeon general, whose effectiveness is largely in its use as a bully pulpit, requires Senate confirmation. (source)
- Actually, there were certain "magic" automations that might work down here, but their long-term effectiveness would be dubious. (source)
- Time will determine their long-term effectiveness; however, in the short-term some measures have proven more efficacious than others. (source)
- He added that the placebo group had also been an invaluable help in assessing the long-term effectiveness of short course drug regimes. (source)
- Other key countries conduct offensive operations, but their effectiveness is limited by the small number of troops that they have deployed. (source)
- Remarkably, there's been practically no studies of long-term effectiveness for athletic performance of that combination, the so - called stack. (source)
- Assistance has raised the question of its long-term effectiveness, in an economy regulated to a large degree by market forces and hence competitiveness. (source)
- Merck and company says an experimental vaccine has shown 100 percent short-term effectiveness against the two most common viruses that cause the disease. (source)
- Concern that breast-feeding may cancel out the long-term effectiveness of AZT has led UNAIDS to search for alternatives to nourishing the babies, he said. (source)
- It also affects the military's long-term effectiveness, and its real and perceived ability to handle another crisis (never mind problems like forest fires). (source)
- Some highlights of last week's debate: Atkins: My diet will be the first diet to achieve the long-term effectiveness award [because] it is easy to follow ... (source)
- Research, such as that by William Sanders and Eric Hanushek, shows that teacher effectiveness is the most important in-school factor affecting student learning. (source)
- ECT has demonstrated short-term effectiveness for severe depression -- relapse of symptoms remains a big concern -- and may work particularly well for older people. (source)
- These resources, applied against the drug producers and distributors, could make a very important difference in effectiveness of efforts to curtail this illegal industry. (source)
- On the drug Nevirapine, it was emphasised that the current programme is one of research to establish the long-term effectiveness of the drug and challenges of infrastructure. (source)
- Of course, this post relies on a single implicit assumption, and a rather massive one: the one meaningful measure of teacher effectiveness is higher scores on standardized tests. (source)
- Analysts harbor doubts about the long-term effectiveness of such initiatives: Some argue that as funding for the measures expires, sales will fall sharply unless economies pick up. (source)
- Maintenance of exercise behavior and physically active lifestyle after discharge of physical therapy improves the long-term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with knee or hip (source)
- While the long-term effectiveness of those projects in rebuilding land remains in question, what is not in dispute is that diverting fresh water over areas with oyster reefs can kill the beds. (source)
- Rodman & Renshaw analyst Elemer Piros said large studies could be hard to conduct with an obesity drug, because the long-term effectiveness of the drugs isn't strong enough to make people stay on them for years. (source)
- Research also shows that maintenance of exercise behavior and physically active lifestyle after discharge of physical therapy improves the long-term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with knee or hip OA. (source)
- This procedure, which doesn't require as close a genetic match between donor and recipient, is relatively new, and there isn't a large body of scientific evidence of its long-term effectiveness and complication rates. (source)
- "Better adherence to home exercises and being more physically active improves the long-term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with OA of the hip and/or knee," said lead study author, Martijn Pisters, M. Sc., (source)
- Dr. Whitford's most recent tests, near the goose-filled Horicon Marsh in central Wisconsin, show high efficacy rates and long-term effectiveness in keeping the geese away from valuable young crops - a favorite food source. (source)
- - If the changes in effectiveness in years 3-4 are due to really bad teachers leaving after a year or two, then it must be true that those teachers who stayed were actually close to typical effectiveness right from the start. (source)
- Doctors assessed the long-term effectiveness, safety and immunogenicity (ability to create an immune response) of five continuous versus interrupted maintenance therapy with subcutaneous certolizumab pegol in patients with Crohn's disease. (source)
- Macroprudential measures could reduce volatility from speculation in the very specific asset markets they target, but their long-term effectiveness in containing total capital inflows, currency appreciation and general volatility might be limited. (source)
- Fratto made what could be taken as a veiled threat in his defense of Wolfowitz, saying something to the effect that he thought the World Bank Board ought to stick to the facts, treat Wolfowitz with fairness and consider of the long-term effectiveness of the institution. (source)
- Obviously, the long-term effectiveness of such zoning will also depend on continuing efforts to reduce inputs to the oceans of toxic materials and the nutrients that produce dead zones, to develop adjacent coastal watersheds responsibly, and to minimize human-induced climate change. (source)
- A networked (scattered?) collection of blog posts may have more penetration, more authenticity and maybe even more long-term effectiveness than listservs among a self-selected minority who start with good intentions but often lack the time - and even more often the project - to focus their work. (source)
- The president will address the nation tonight about the situation and columnist Eugene Robinson writes, "How well Obama learns to communicate empathy and passion while staying true to himself is relevant to his long-term effectiveness ... [but] The issue isn't what Obama is feeling, it's what he's doing." (source)
- And since the .270,. 30-06 and 7mag (usually Remington) are considered the Top 3 big game rounds, and are practically equal in effectiveness when it comes to whitetail/mule deer/caribou and even elk sized animals (with proper bullets), their shares of 12, 11 and 11% overall are close enough to be almost identical. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 48 example sentences provided below is 36.0, which suggests that "effectiveness" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 21 synonyms for effectiveness.
capability, clout, cogency, effect, efficacy, efficiency, force, forcefulness, performance, point, potency, power, punch, strength, success, use, validity, validness, verve, vigor, weight
We have 12 antonyms for effectiveness.
disability, failure, idleness, impotence, inability, incompetence, ineffectiveness, inefficiency, lethargy, unproductivity, uselessness, weakness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of effectiveness from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The property of being effective
- (noun) The ability to be effective.
- (noun) The degree to which something is effective.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The quality of being effective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The quality of being effective.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
- (noun) capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects