For all practical purposes; in effect: Though a few rebels still held out, the fighting was effectively ended. (adverb)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "effectively" in a sentence
"Immigration hysterics on talk radio and cable news have used the term effectively to end conversations."
"The prologue mission that is supposed to give some insight on how to play the title effectively and serve as beginning for the main story."
"But he is not running for reelection, so his term effectively ends in January, 2011, when a new senator will be sworn in."