HyperDic: efficiency

English > 2 senses of the word efficiency:
NOUNrelationefficiencythe ratio of the output to the input of any system
cognitionefficiencyskillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
efficiency > pronunciation
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English > efficiency: 2 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe ratio of the output to the input of any system.
Narrowerfigure of meritA numerical expression representing the efficiency of a given system, material, or procedure
BroaderratioThe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
Spanisheficiencia
English > efficiency: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningskillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort.
Example"she did the work with great efficiency"
NarrowereconomyThe efficient use of resources
BroaderskillfulnessThe state of being cognitively skillful
Oppositeinefficiencyunskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency
Spanisheficiencia
Catalaneficiència
Adjectivesefficientbeing effective without wasting time or effort or expense

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