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definition: operating or performing in an effective and competent manner, with little wasted effort.
example: The restaurant established an efficient way to train new employees.
example: Google made searching the Internet much more efficient.
example: Because he was an efficient worker, he had time left over to develop some of his own ideas.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the adjective efficient
efficient ~ NOUN: ~ way (e.g., an efficient way to operate), ~ use (a more efficient use of energy), ~ means, ~ method, ~ manner, ~ operation, ~ service, ~ running (e.g., efficient running of the business), ~ functioning, ~ production, ~ management, ~ administration, ~ allocation, ~ processing, ~ working, ~ delivery, ~ handling, ~ shipping, ~ appliance, ~ heating, ~ lighting, ~ light bulb, ~ engine