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EFFICACY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does efficacy mean? 

EFFICACY (noun)
  The noun EFFICACY has 1 sense:

1. capacity or power to produce a desired effect

  Familiarity information: EFFICACY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EFFICACY (noun)


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Meaning:

Capacity or power to produce a desired effect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

efficaciousness; efficacy

Context example:

concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

Hypernyms ("efficacy" is a kind of...):

effectiveness; effectivity; effectuality; effectualness (power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect)

Attribute:

efficacious (marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect)

inefficacious (lacking the power to produce a desired effect)

Antonym:

inefficacy (a lack of efficacy)


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