Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no power to produce an effect; causing no effect.
- Unfitted for active service: applied to that portion of the personnel of an army or a navy that is not in a condition for active service, as superannuated and half-pay officers, pensioners, and the like.
- Connected with non-effectives, their maintenance, etc.
- n. A member of a military force who is not in condition for active service, as through age, illness, etc.
- adj. comparable Not effective.
- adj. not comparable (military) Not able to assume active duty.
- n. A member of the military who is unable to assume active duty.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not effective; ineffective.
- adj. (Mil.) Not fit or available for duty.
- non- + effective (Wiktionary)
“It was my personal observation that while the munitions dated 1939 – 1940 were reliable, those with dates from 1943 and later were typically weak or noneffective.”
“The ‘indians’ were also a rather noneffective fighting force in terms of military technology – it was only a matter of time before they ‘lost’ (although I would say the won in a limited sense, some, not all, of the rezs have lucrative operations).”
“Carrey, Jim cash, effective nonuse vs. noneffective use of cash deposits:”
“The whole noneffective charge, military and naval, can scarcely have exceeded ten thousand pounds a year.”
“The noneffective charge, which is now a heavy part of our public burdens, can hardly be said to have existed.”
“Angleton continued to take advantage of a noneffective Exporter offense, when Pedroza scored his second goal of the second half when teammate Jose Belmares shot a ball at the Exporter goalkeeper only to have it bounce right to Pedroza for an open-netter.”
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