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
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    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 ].
        • Earlier gametocytogenesis and relapses might allow for more efficient transmission to the vector mosquitoes [ 15 ].
        • Whatever any hon. Member in any part of the Committee thinks about the advisability of this Bill, they all wish the Force that eventually is created to be an efficient one and not a Fred Karno's army.
      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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