Definitions for efficiently

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ef•fi•cient*ɪˈfɪʃ ənt(adj.)

  1. performing or functioning effectively with the least waste of time and effort; competent; capable:

    an efficient secretary.

  2. satisfactory and economical to use:

    a more efficient air conditioner.

  3. producing an effect, as a cause; causative.

  4. using a given product or resource with maximum efficiency (used in combination):

    a fuel-efficient engine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

* Syn: See effective.

Origin of efficient:

1350–1400; ME (< MF) < L efficient-, s. of efficiēns


Princeton's WordNet

  1. efficiently, expeditiously(adverb)

    with efficiency; in an efficient manner

    "he functions efficiently"


  1. efficiently(Adverb)

    In an efficient manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Efficiently(adverb)

    with effect; effectively

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'efficiently' in Adverbs Frequency: #411

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