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efficiency

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noun ef·fi·cien·cy \i-ˈfi-shən-sē\

Simple Definition of efficiency

  • : the ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy : the quality or degree of being efficient ( technical )

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of efficiency

plural

efficiencies

  1. 1 :  the quality or degree of being efficient

  2. 2 a :  efficient operation b (1) :  effective operation as measured by a comparison of production with cost (as in energy, time, and money) (2) :  the ratio of the useful energy delivered by a dynamic system to the energy supplied to it

  3. 3 :  efficiency apartment

Examples of efficiency in a sentence

  1. Because of her efficiency, we got all the work done in a few hours.

  2. The factory was operating at peak efficiency.

  3. A furnace with 80 percent fuel efficiency wastes 20 percent of its fuel.

  4. The company is trying to lower costs and improve efficiencies.



1633

First Known Use of efficiency

1633


EFFICIENCY Defined for Kids

efficiency

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noun ef·fi·cien·cy \i-ˈfi-shən-sē\

Definition of efficiency for Students

plural

efficiencies

  1. :  the ability to do something or produce something without waste





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