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efficient

ef`fi´cient   Pronunciation: ĕf`fĭsh´ent
a.1.Causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by energetic and useful activity; as, an efficient officer, power.
The efficient cause is the working cause.
- Wilson.
n.1.An efficient cause; a prime mover.
God . . . moveth mere natural agents as an efficient only.
- Hooker.
Adj.1.efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
Antonyms:
inefficient - not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"
2.efficient - able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively; "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"
Synonyms: effective
able, active, adequate, au fait, banausic, economic, equal to, feasible, fit, fitted, fitted for, functional, go, journeyman, operable, operational, operative, practicable, practical, pragmatic, productive, proficient, qualified, realizable, suited, thrifty, unwasteful, up to, up to snuff, well-fitted, well-qualified, well-suited, workable, worthy
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