from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being incapable of producing a desired effect or result.
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- n. The condition of being ineffective
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of power to produce the desired or proper effect; inefficiency; ineffectualness; futility; uselessness; fruitlessness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of efficacy or power to produce the desired effect; ineffectualness; failure of effect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lack of efficacy
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