Efficiency - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈfɪʃnsi|  American pronunciation of the word efficiency
Brit.  |ɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nsi|  British pronunciation of the word efficiency


- the ratio of the output to the input of any system
- skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort

she did the work with great efficiency


Because of her efficiency, we got all the work done in a few hours.

The factory was operating at peak efficiency.

A furnace with 80 percent fuel efficiency wastes 20 percent of its fuel.

The company is trying to lower costs and improve efficiencies.

the efficiency of the train service

she did the work with great efficiency

She's expanding the business with the objective of improving efficiency.

...the government quelled the outbreak with ruthless efficiency...

He did the work with his customary efficiency.

Because of the engine's efficiency the car has very low running costs (=the cost of owning and using a car or machine).

I've already arranged everything. How's that for efficiency?

High profits do not necessarily imply efficiency.

We need to look very carefully at ways of improving our efficiency.

the council's praiseworthy attempts to improve efficiency

Her efficiency and intelligence are beyond question.

Word forms

singular: efficiency
plural: efficiencies
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