effectiveness vs potency what difference

what is difference between effectiveness and potency

English

Etymology

effective +‎ -ness

Pronunciation

Noun

effectiveness (countable and uncountable, plural effectivenesses)

  1. The property of being effective, of achieving results.
    The effectiveness of the drug was well established.
  2. The capacity or potential for achieving results.
  3. The degree to which something achieves results.
    He questioned the effectiveness of the treatment.
    • 2013, Phil McNulty, “[1]”, BBC Sport, 1 September 2013:
      United were having more possession but a sign of the effectiveness of Liverpool’s defence was that it took the visitors 76 minutes to force Mignolet into serious action, when he dived to punch away a shot from substitute Nani.

Related terms

  • effect
  • effective
  • effectivity
  • effector
  • effectual
  • effectuate
  • efficacious
  • efficacity
  • efficacy
  • efficiency
  • efficient

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin potentia.

Noun

potency (countable and uncountable, plural potencies)

  1. Strength
  2. Power
  3. The ability or capacity to perform something.

Related terms

  • potence
  • potent
  • potentate
  • potential
  • potentiality

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