ef·​fi·​cac·​i·​ty | \ ˌe-fə-ˈka-sə-tē How to pronounce efficacity (audio) \

Definition of efficacity

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Examples of efficacity in a Sentence

the limited efficacity of the primitive tool as an instrument for cutting raw meat
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First Known Use of efficacity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for efficacity

Middle English efficacite, borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French efficacité, borrowed from Latin efficācitāt-, efficācitās, from efficāc-, efficāx "capable of fulfilling a function, efficacious" + -itāt-, -itās -ity

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“Efficacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efficacity. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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