efficiently

adverb
ef·​fi·​cient·​ly | \ i-ˈfi-shənt-lē How to pronounce efficiently (audio) \

Definition of efficiently

: 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

First Known Use of efficiently

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Efficiently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efficiently. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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