hy·​per·​ef·​fi·​cient ˌhī-pər-i-ˈfi-shənt How to pronounce hyperefficient (audio)
variants or hyper-efficient
: extremely efficient
hyperefficient employees
a hyper-efficient engine
The striving for hyperefficient machinery enjoyed its heyday in the late 19th century.Doug Stewart
hyperefficiency noun
or hyper-efficiency
What makes humans human? Is it the pursuit of hyper-efficiency—the 'Silicon Valley' mindset? Or is it irrationality, imperfection and doubt—traits beyond the reach of any non-biological entity? Maciej Kuziemski
hyperefficiently adverb
or hyper-efficiently
Peterffy created a system that could route orders to the destination offering the best prices, allowing his traders to make tighter markets while instantaneously and hyperefficiently hedging their risk. Suzanne McGee

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperefficient was in 1908

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“Hyperefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperefficient. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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