efficient meaning

  • Efficient may refer to:
  • Efficiency, the extent to which time or effort is well used for the intended task or purpose
  • Efficient (horse) (foaled 2003), a Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Efficient Networks, a modem manufacturer once a division of Siemens now part of Gigaset Communications
FR efficient

    Definition of efficient in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore efficientSUPmost efficientSUF-ent
    1. Making good, thorough, or careful use of resources; not consuming extra. Especially, making good use of time or energy.
      1. An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic [ …] real kidneys [ …] . But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.
    2. Expressing the proportion of consumed energy that was successfully used in a process; the ratio of useful output to total input.
      1. The motor is only 20% efficient at that temperature. ‎
    3. Causing effects, producing results; bringing into being; initiating change. (Rare except in philosophical and legal expression efficient cause = causative factor or agent.).
      1. Ownership, maintenance, or use of the automobile need not be the direct and efficient cause of the injury sustained ‎
    4. (proscribed, old use) Effective.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Emerging genomic technologies, such as next generation sequencing, will allow more efficient trancriptomic studies and will help in laying a platform for sugarcane genomics [28 ].
        • This enables programmable tensiometry and fluid movement while insuring efficient energy transfer to the in-wheel electrostatic nanomotors.
        • He proved to be a remarkably efficient wrapper of parcels.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • As we rise in the scale of forces towards greater subtility, the forces become more important and efficient.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
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      1. fr efficient
      2. fr efficients
      3. fr efficiente
      4. fr efficientes
      5. en efficiently
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "efficient" is an adjective.
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