What does efficient mean?

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ɪˈfɪʃ əntef·fi·cient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. efficient(adj)

    being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

    "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"

  2. effective, efficient(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. efficient(Adjective)

    Making good, thorough, or careful use of resources; not consuming extra. Especially, making good use of time or energy.

  2. efficient(Adjective)

    Using a particular proportion of available energy.

    The motor is only 20% efficient at that temperature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Efficient(noun)

    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

  2. Efficient(noun)

    an efficient cause; a prime mover

Freebase

  1. Efficient

    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

  1. Efficient

    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 efficĕreex, out, facĕre, to make.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. efficient

    A thoroughly trained and capable soldier. It is also a term used in connection with the volunteers. A volunteer is said to be efficient when he has performed the appointed number of drills and fired the regular number of rounds at the target, in the course of the year.

Editors Contribution

  1. efficient

    Perform, act or function in a focused and effective manner with moderate effort at superluminal speed.

    The train service is efficient, peaceful and enjoyed by all the passengers who are grateful for the service provided by the train companies.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2015  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'efficient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2581

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'efficient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2959

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'efficient' in Adjectives Frequency: #339

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of efficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of efficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of efficient in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes:

    I hope not. I am glad to be part of BMW Group because we can learn from their vehicle development capacities and know-how, developing the next generation of fuel-efficient technologies is really expensive.

  2. Brenda McPhail:

    Giving people more control over their data is something the Digital Charter promised, and is a part of how we control our private information, but it's not efficient as a privacy protection.

  3. Tim Cook:

    They get more efficient as they get larger.

  4. The Riksbank:

    The general public no longer having access to any form of central bank money can make it more difficult for the Riksbank to promote a safe and efficient payment system.

  5. Allen Shim:

    We think a direct listing is a more effective and efficient way to get to a normalized level of supply and demand without the constraints of an IPO.

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