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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Bringing about the desired result or effect with the least waste of time, effort, or materials.

Usage examples (39)
  • Jane discovered that doing her homework while waiting for the bus was an efficient use of her time.
  • An efficient production manager
  • But not very efficient from a military standpoint.
  • How efficient is converting electricity to hydrogen? for more
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