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efficiency Explained

efficiency at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

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efficiency at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 n
1 [U] the quality of doing something well and effectively, without wasting time, money, or energy: → inefficient// efficiency of// --the efficiency of the train service// --considerable advancements in energy efficiency //
2 efficiencies [plural] the amounts of money, supplies etc that are saved by finding a better or cheaper way of doing something: --operating efficiencies//

efficiency at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In mechanics, the measure of the effectiveness with which a system performs. It is stated as the ratio of a system's work output to its work input. The efficiency of a real system is always less than 1 because of friction between moving parts. A machine with an efficiency of 0.8 returns 80% of the work input as work output; the remaining 20% is used to overcome friction. In a theoretically frictionless, or ideal, machine, the work input and work output are equal, and the efficiency would be 1, or 100%.

efficiency at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

115 Moby Thesaurus words for "efficiency":
ability, able, ableness, address, adept, adeptness, adequacy,
adroitness, airmanship, applicability, artfulness, artisanship,
artistry, availability, bravura, brilliance, caliber, capability,
capable, capableness, capacity, cleverness, command, competence,
competent, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship, cunning,
deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy,
effectiveness, effectual, efficacious, efficaciousness, efficacy,
efficient, experience, expert, expertise, expertness, facility,
faculty, finesse, fitness, fitted, flair, functionality, genius,
grace, grip, handiness, helpfulness, horsemanship, ingeniousness,
ingenuity, know-how, marksmanship, masterly, mastership, mastery,
operability, performance, potency, practicability,
practical ability, practical utility, practicality, productivity,
proficiency, proficient, profitability, prowess, qualification,
qualified, quickness, readiness, resource, resourcefulness,
savoir-faire, savvy, seamanship, serviceability, skill, skilled,
skillful, skillfulness, style, sufficiency, susceptibility, tact,
tactfulness, talent, technical brilliance, technical mastery,
technical skill, technique, the goods, the stuff, timing,
usability, use, usefulness, utility, utilizability, virtuosity,
virtuous, what it takes, wit, wizardry, workmanship

efficiency at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Power): power, potency, potentiality, might, force, energy, dint, right arm, sway, control, omnipotence, authority, strength, ability, ableness, competency, efficacy, efficiency, productivity, expertise, validity, cogency, influence, ascendency, pressure, activation.

[N] (Usefulness): utility, usefulness, efficacy, efficiency, adequacy, service, use, help, aid, applicability, instrumentality, function, value, worth.

efficiency at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [U] the quality of doing sth well with no waste of time or money:
improvements in efficiency at the factory * I was impressed by the efficiency with which she handled the crisis.
2 (efficiencies) [pl.] ways of wasting less time and money or of saving time or money:
We are looking at our business to see where savings and efficiencies can be made.
3 [U] (technical) the relationship between the amount of energy that goes into a machine or an engine, and the amount that it produces

efficiency at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [U] the quality of doing sth well with no waste of time or money:
improvements in efficiency at the factory * I was impressed by the efficiency with which she handled the crisis.
2 (efficiencies) [pl.] ways of wasting less time and money or of saving time or money:
We are looking at our business to see where savings and efficiencies can be made.
3 [U] (technical) the relationship between the amount of energy that goes into a machine or an engine, and the amount that it produces

Efficiency at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Efficience \Ef*fi"cience\, Efficiency \Ef*fi"cien*cy\, n. [L.
efficientia.]
1. The quality of being efficient or producing an effect or
effects; efficient power; effectual agency.

The manner of this divine efficiency being far above
us. --Hooker.

2. (Mech.) The ratio of useful work to energy expended.
--Rankine.

{Efficiency of a heat engine}, the ratio of the work done an
engine, to the work due to the heat supplied to it.

efficiency at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

efficiency
n 1: the ratio of the output to the input of any system
2: skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort; "she did
the work with great efficiency" [ant: {inefficiency}]

efficiency at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-efficiency.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology

Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » efficientia|lang=la

Noun

Inter: en-noun » efficiencies|-
  • The extent to which time is well used for the intended task.
    1. : The efficiency of the planning department is deplorable.
    2. Inter: quote-news »


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    |date=September 7
    |author=Phil McNulty
    |title=Moldova 0-5 England
    |work=BBC Sport
    |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19460608
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    |passage=The display and result must be placed in the context that was it was against a side that looked every bit their Fifa world ranking of 141 - but England completed the job with efficiency to record their biggest away win in 19 years.
    1. Inter: date » d The quality of producing an effect or effects.
    2. Hooker
    3. : The manner of this divine efficiency being far above us.
    4. The extent to which a resource, such as electricity, is used for the intended purpose; the ratio of useful work to energy expended.
    5. : The efficiency of this loudspeaker is 40%.
    6. A one-room apartment.
    7. : I have an efficiency available June through July.
    8. : fully-furnished efficiencies

      Antonyms

      * inefficiency

  • wastefulness

    Derived terms

    * energy efficiency
  • material efficiency
  • fuel efficiency
  • efficiency ratio
  • business efficiency
  • quantum efficiency
  • electrical efficiency
  • thermal efficiency
  • algorithmic efficiency
  • Pareto efficiency
  • allocative efficiency

    Related terms

    * effect
  • effective
  • effectiveness
  • effectivity
  • effector
  • effectual
  • effectuate
  • efficacious
  • efficacity
  • efficacy
  • efficient
  • efficiently

    Synonyms

    * effectiveness

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » extent to which time is well used
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|ефективност|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|效率|tr=xiàolǜ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|效能|tr=xiàonéng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|efektivita|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|efficiëntie|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tehokkuus
    • Nepali: Inter: t- » ne|sashakta|sc=Deva
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эффективность|f|tr=effektívnost'
    • Slovak: Inter: t+ » sk|efektívnosť|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|effektivitet|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » extent to which a resource is used for the intended purpose
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|производителност|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|效率|tr=xiàolǜ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|效能|tr=xiàonéng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|účinnost|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|rendement|n


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hyötysuhde
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|rendement
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|sprawność|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эффективность|f|tr=effektívnost'
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|verkningsgrad|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » one-room apartment
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|yksiö


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|enrummare|c, Inter: t+ » sv|etta|c, Inter: t- » sv|övernattningsrum|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ar: كفاءة
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: Inter: t- » sh|učinkovitost|alt=učinkòvitōst, Inter: t- » sh|djelotvornost|f|alt=djelotvórnōst, Inter: t- » sh|efikasnost|f|alt=ȅfikasnōst
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|rendement
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t+ » de|Effizienz


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t+ » it|efficienza
  • Inter: ttbc » ku:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|لێهاتووی|tr=léhatuí|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|کارایی|tr=karayí|sc=ku-Arab
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: eficiência
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|eficiencia|f
  • Inter: ttbc » tr: Verimlilik

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Category: Category:English words suffixed with -cy -
    Translation: ar » efficiency
    Translation: et » efficiency
    Translation: el » efficiency
    Translation: eo » efficiency
    Translation: fa » efficiency
    Translation: fr » efficiency
    Translation: ko » efficiency
    Translation: hr » efficiency
    Translation: io » efficiency
    Translation: id » efficiency
    Translation: it » efficiency
    Translation: kn » efficiency
    Translation: hu » efficiency
    Translation: mg » efficiency
    Translation: my » efficiency
    Translation: ja » efficiency
    Translation: no » efficiency
    Translation: pl » efficiency
    Translation: ro » efficiency
    Translation: fi » efficiency
    Translation: sv » efficiency
    Translation: ta » efficiency
    Translation: te » efficiency
    Translation: tr » efficiency
    Translation: vi » efficiency
    Translation: zh » efficiency