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Definitions of efficient

  1. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An efficient cause; a prime mover. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Producing or causing desired effects or results; competent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Efficiently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Capable of producing the desired result: effective. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The person or thing that effects. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Effecting; operative; capable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Efficiency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Acting effectively; competent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Productive of effects; causative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Causing effects; that causes anything to be what it is; effective. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The agent or cause. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Producing effects; able; competent; material. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. That which produces effects; he that makes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. 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 effic[)e]re--ex, out, fac[)e]re, to make.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Productive of effect; (of persons) competent, capable; e. cause, that which makes a thing what it is. Hence or cogn. efficiency n., efficiently adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. The agent or cause which produces. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. The cause which makes effects; he that makes, the effector. Complete Dictionary
  21. Causing effects. Complete Dictionary
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