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Re: DPL candidates: what is effective?

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 09:42:39AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> I've read a few questions and answers which use the word "effective".
> I suspect there are different interpretations of effective. In
> particular, whether a delegation is still effective - because on the
> face of it, that could be a no-op in all cases.  So:
> - what do you mean by "effective"?

  Effective \Ef*fect"ive\, a. [L. effectivus: cf. F. effectif.]
     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.

> - when would you say a delegation is no longer effective?

When the person in the delegation role is no longer actively working on
what he or she has been delegated to do.

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