Efficient - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈfɪʃnt|  American pronunciation of the word efficient
Brit.  |ɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word efficient

adjective

- able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively(syn: effective)

an efficient secretary
the efficient cause of the revolution

Examples

...that manual lawn mower is not a very efficient tool for doing a huge yard...

She was very efficient in reducing waste.

Lighting is now more energy efficient.

Our new air conditioner is more efficient than our old one.

the efficient cause of the revolution

They claim to have found a more efficient way to run the business.

He developed an efficient system for movement of raw materials to the factory.

We'll also benefit from the economies provided by more efficient energy sources.

...a capable and efficient editor...

...by my calculus the more efficient air conditioner will have paid for itself within a span of five years...

This is not, in my estimation, an efficient use of our resources.

An efficient staff of workers replenished the trays of appetizers almost as quickly as guests emptied them.

...an unlovely but efficient little machine...

He is directly responsible for the efficient running of the office.

As we get older, our body becomes less efficient at burning up calories.

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