[ UK /ɪfˈɪʃənt/ ]
[ US /ɪˈfɪʃənt/ ]
  1. being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
    an efficient production manager
    efficient engines save gas
  2. able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    effective personnel
    the efficient cause of the revolution
    an efficient secretary
    people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...
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How To Use efficient In A Sentence

  • Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending? Transcript: Richard Bove
  • The art of writing a good chess program is thinking of efficient short cuts through the search-space.
  • Making an efficient icebox was not as easy as we might now suppose.
  • The pilot process is a monstrous waste of time and money, stunningly inefficient an you say "amortize" kids? Re-Arranging the Deck Chairs
  • A troubleshooter is being appointed to make the prison service more efficient.
  • Service throughout the hotel is bright and efficient without being spectacular.
  • They may feel that mechanized trail use is inappropriate and are angered by the inefficient two-cycle engine noise and exhaust.
  • She efficiently drugged me out until six in the morning, when I phoned Chris's bleeper and got his return call five minutes later. They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff
  • The chemical industry is under pressure to reduce its impact on the environment and to run its operations as cleanly and efficiently as possible.
  • Luminescence is rarely more than 1% efficient and thus of comparatively low intensity.
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