Effectively vs Precisely - What's the difference?

effectively | precisely |

As adverbs the difference between effectively and precisely

is that effectively is in an efficient or effective manner; with powerful effect while precisely is (manner) in a precise manner; exactly.




(en adverb)
  • In an efficient or effective manner; with powerful effect.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=A state ideology, mixing nationalism, and basic Marxist economics, going under the name "Juche", was constructed, and Kim Il-sung effectively silenced, disposed of and cleared away any opposition, isolating the country and exercising an iron grip on the military, the state media and the government and party organs.}}
  • Essentially, in effect, for all practical purposes.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=(Henry Petroski) , title=Opening Doors , volume=100, issue=2, page=112-3 , magazine= citation , passage=A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.}}




    (en adverb)
  • (manner) In a precise manner; exactly.
  • (focus) (Used to provide emphasis)
  • Synonyms

    * (in a precise manner)


    * (in a precise manner) imprecisely