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    effectively adv. - im Grunde

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    ... whereby insurers could effectively buy distribution (wodurch Versicherer im Grunde Vertrieb kaufen könnten).
    AuthorConman29 Aug 08, 16:19



    wirksam, nachhaltig

    nicht einverstanden mit "im Grunde"...
    #1AuthorMike01 Sep 08, 07:20
    Context/ examples
    ef•fect•ive•ly /fektvli/ adv.
    ... 2 used when you are saying what the facts of a situation are: He was very polite but effectively he was telling me that I had no chance of getting the job. The government has now effectively ruled out tax cuts.©Oxford University Press, 2005.

    effectively adverb ... 2 in reality; for all practical purposes.

    im Grunde [genommen] (bei genauer Betrachtung; genau genommen; eigentlich): im -e [genommen] hat er Recht; In Deutschland hat Vergil... im -e nie den Ruhm des ersten und größten Dichters erlangt (Fest, Im Gegenlicht 259);
    © 2000 Dudenverlag

    "The British Phonographic Industry effectively called time on the cassette single yesterday, when it disclosed that not one tape had been shifted in the first quarter of the year."

    Does "im Grunde genommen" hit the English exactly? It means that something may not actually have happened, but the effect is the same as if it had. So if Mary "effectively told John their relationship was over", she didn't actually say that, she said something like "You are a boring moron" and he got the idea.
    #2AuthorCM2DD (236324) 01 Sep 08, 08:28
    Context/ examples
    effectively gewissermaßen
    effectively tatsächlich
    effectively adv. wirksam
    effectively adv. in wirksamer Weise
    effectively delivered tatsächlich angeliefert
    effectively ready for series production [autom.] serientauglich
    have been effectively delivered sind tatsächlich geliefert worden
    The current Leo entries with "tatsächlich" may also not be the best choice, as "effectively" means that they haven't actually been delivered, but the effect is the same as if they have been (e.g. they are on their way to the post office this very minute). Worth a "wrong entry", do you think?
    #3AuthorCM2DD (236324) 01 Sep 08, 08:32
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