ef·​fi·​cient·​ly i-ˈfi-shənt-lē How to pronounce efficiently (audio)
: in an efficient manner : with success, competence, or adequate effect
working/operating efficiently
finding ways to use fuel more efficiently
Service is efficiently friendly, and the waitstaff knows the menu inside out.Harvey Steiman
At higher elevations, lower air pressure makes it tough for the human body to use oxygen as efficiently as normal.Dennis Coello

Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of efficiently was in 1775

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“Efficiently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efficiently. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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