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efficient - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'efficient' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Efficient [ n.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'efficient' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . efficient [ a]
Meaning (1):
- being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
Example in sentence:
  • an efficient production manager;
  • efficient engines save gas
2 . efficient [ s]
Meaning (2):
- able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
Example in sentence:
  • an efficient secretary;
  • effective personnel;
  • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...;
  • the efficient cause of the revolution