HyperDic: efficient

English > 2 senses of the word efficient:
ADJECTIVEallefficientbeing effective without wasting time or effort or expense
allefficient, effectiveable to accomplish a purpose
efficient > pronunciation
Soundsihfih'shahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > efficient: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningeffective without wasting time or effort or expense.
Examples
  • "an efficient production manager"
  • "efficient engines save gas"
NarrowerbusinesslikeExhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics / characteristics that would be useful in business
cost-efficient, cost-effectiveProductive relative to the cost
economic, economicalUsing the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
expeditiousMarked by speed and efficiency
high-octaneUsed of gasoline
streamlinedmade efficient by stripping off nonessentials
See alsocompetentproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
effective, effectual, efficaciousproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
Oppositeinefficientnot producing desired results
Spanishcompetente, eficaz, eficiente
Catalaneficient
Nounsefficiencyskillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
English > efficient: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningable to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively.
Examples
  • "an efficient secretary"
  • "the efficient cause of the revolution"
Synonymeffective
Broadercompetentproperly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
Spanisheficaz, eficiente
Catalaneficient
Adverbsefficientlywith efficiency

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