being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
"an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
"people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"
Making good, thorough, or careful use of resources; not consuming extra. Especially, making good use of time or energy.
Using a particular proportion of available energy.
The motor is only 20% efficient at that temperature.
causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by energetic and useful activity; as, an efficient officer, power
an efficient cause; a prime mover
Efficient is a grey Thoroughbred racehorse gelding, bred in New Zealand, who won the 2007 Melbourne Cup, ridden by Michael Rodd, and the 2006 Victoria Derby. Efficient was by the outstanding sire Zabeel from the mare Refused The Dance by Defensive Play. He is a half brother to Guillotine, winner of the 2008 MVRC Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes. In his first campaign in the spring of 2006 he put together five consecutive wins including the Group 2 Aami Vase at Moonee Valley and ending with a win in the VRC Derby by 2½ lengths. Following his Derby win Efficient was entered into the Melbourne Cup field, run three days later. However, he did not pull up well enough and so was scratched from the race and spelled instead. Returning in the autumn Efficient had a very light campaign of just two starts. In the 1,400 metre Group 3 Schweppervescence Cup he finished fourth behind Haradasun and fifth behind Miss Finland in the Group One Australian Guineas over 1,600 metres. As a four year old in the Spring of 2007 Efficient resumed in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield and ran 10th beaten 7 lengths. At his next start he ran fourth in the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes behind El Segundo and Haradasun. He then ran unplaced in the 2,000 metre Group 1 Turnbull Stakes. Three weeks later Efficient lined up in the Weight for Age Group 1 Cox Plate over 2,040 metres at Moonee Valley where he finished 9th beaten 6½ lengths by the winner El Segundo. Efficient's next start was the Melbourne Cup, his first start in a handicap race since his first campaign. He dropped 3 kg from the Cox Plate run to carry 54.5 kg. Due to his poor recent form he was sent out a 16-1 chance. Reunited with jockey Michael Rodd for the first time since their 2006 Victoria Derby win, Efficient settled back in the field and travelled well. He was pulled to the outside to make a run and in the closing stages Efficient went on to defeat Purple Moon by half a length.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ef-fish′ent, adj. capable of producing the desired result: effective.—n. the person or thing that effects.—ns. Effi′cience, Effi′ciency, power to produce the result intended, adequate fitness.—adv. Effi′ciently. [Fr.,—L. efficiens, -entis, pr.p. of efficĕre—ex, out, facĕre, to make.]
Perform, act or function in a competent manner with minimum effort.
The train service was efficient, peaceful and enjoyed by all the passengers who were grateful for the service provided by the train operators.
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Rank popularity for the word 'efficient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2959
Rank popularity for the word 'efficient' in Adjectives Frequency: #339
The numerical value of efficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of efficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
Outsourcing helps in more ways than one, if they bring in efficient technology, because they are paid for that, it will make the people in Coal India understand they too can become more efficient.
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- резултатен, ефикасен, ефективенBulgarian
- eficientCatalan, Valencian
- efektivní, účinnýCzech
- eficaz, eficienteSpanish
- tehokas, hyötysuhdeFinnish
- èifeachdachScottish Gaelic
- gazdaságos, hatékonyHungarian
- skilvirkur, nýtinnIcelandic
- efficiënt, doeltreffendDutch
- hiệu quảVietnamese
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