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efficient

ef·fi·cient

efficient

 
 
pronunciation:
ih fI shnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: operating or performing in an effective and competent manner, with little wasted effort.
The restaurant established an efficient way to train new employees.Google made searching the Internet much more efficient.Because he was an efficient worker, he had time left over to develop some of his own ideas.
 
synonyms:
businesslike, on the ball, operative, timesaving
antonyms:
feckless, inefficient
similar words:
adept, adroit, economical, good, neat, proficient, skillful, taut, thrifty
definition 2: bringing about an effect.
Studies have not found the medication to be efficient.
synonyms:
effective, effectual, efficacious, valid
antonyms:
inefficient
similar words:
active, causative, operating, potent, productive, useful
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derivation: efficiently (adv.)
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