Definitions for efficiency
ɪˈfɪʃ ən sief·fi·cien·cy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word efficiency.
the ratio of the output to the input of any system
skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
"she did the work with great efficiency"
The extent to which time is well used for the intended task.
The efficiency of the planning department is deplorable.
The quality of producing an effect or effects.
The extent to which a resource, such as electricity, is used for the intended purpose; the ratio of useful work to energy expended.
The efficiency of this loudspeaker is 40%.
A one-room apartment.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of producing effects; agency.
Etymology: from efficio, Latin.
The manner of this divine efficiency being far above us, we are no more able to conceive by our reason, than creatures unreasonable by their sense are able to apprehend after what manner we dispose and order the course of our affairs. Richard Hooker, b. i.
That they are carried by the manuduction of a rule, is evident; but what that regulating efficiency should be, is not easily determined. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. c. iv.
Sinning against conscience has no special productive efficiency of this particular sort of sinning, more than of any other. Robert South, Sermons.
A pious will is the means to enlighten the understanding in the truth of Christianity, upon the account of a natural efficiency: a will so disposed, will engage the mind in a severe search. Robert South, Sermons.
Gravity does not proceed from the efficiency of any contingent and unstable agents; but stands on a basis more firm, being entirely owing to the direct concourse of the power of the Author of nature. John Woodward, Natural History.
Efficiency generally refers to the ability or effectiveness of a system, process, or organization to produce the desired output with the least amount of resources or input. It typically involves minimizing waste, reducing costs, and optimizing performance. More efficient systems or processes can maximize productivity, conserve energy, save time, and deliver better results.
the quality of being efficient or producing an effect or effects; efficient power; effectual agency
the ratio of useful work to energy expended
Etymology: [L. efficientia.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Ratio of output to effort, or the ratio of effort produced to energy expended.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The relation of work done to energy absorbed. A theoretically perfect machine would have the maximum efficiency in which the two qualities named would be equal to each other. Expressed by a coefficient, q. v., the efficiency in such case would be equal to 1. If a machine produced but half the work represented by the energy it absorbed, the rest disappearing in wasteful expenditure, in heating the bearings, in overcoming the resistance of the air and in other ways, its efficiency would be expressed by the coefficient 1/2 or .5, or if one hundred was the basis, by fifty per centum. There are a number of kinds of efficiencies of an electric generator which are given below.
The fact and quality of being efficient.
The efficiency and speed of the work completed was a joy to see, the teamwork and effort was amazing, well done everyone.
Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020
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The numerical value of efficiency in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of efficiency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
This combination of improvement in fuel efficiency and more seats will yield about a 5 percent improvement in efficiency per seat.
The 30 percent is the research conversion efficiency rate for a thin-film technology used in aerospace or defence industries, like satellites. It uses a special kind of material which is extremely rare and expensive, if we can achieve such an efficiency ratio for all solar cells, we can build a real solar-powered car.
Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
Washington D.C. is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
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Translations for efficiency
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- ефективност, производителностBulgarian
- rendiment, eficiènciaCatalan, Valencian
- efektivita, účinnostCzech
- بهره وریPersian
- yksiö, tehokkuus, hyötysuhdeFinnish
- efisiensi, kecekapan, keefisienanMalay
- rendement, efficiëntieDutch
- effektivitet, enrummare, etta, verkningsgrad, övernattningsrumSwedish
- hiệu quảVietnamese
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