a person who studies the methods, procedures, and job characteristics of a business or factory with the object of devising ways to increase the efficiency of equipment and personnel.
[ih-fish-uh nt] /ɪˈfɪʃ ənt/ adjective 1. performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort; having and using requisite knowledge, skill, and industry; competent; capable: a reliable, efficient assistant. 2. satisfactory and economical to use: Our new air conditioner is more efficient than our old one. 3. producing […]
noun, Aristotelianism. 1. See under (def 8b). [kawz] /kɔz/ noun 1. a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect: You have been the cause of much anxiety. What was the cause of the accident? 2. the reason […]
[ef-ee] /ˈɛf i/ noun 1. a female given name.
[ef-i-jee] /ˈɛf ɪ dʒi/ noun, plural effigies. 1. a representation or image, especially sculptured, as on a monument. 2. a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule. Idioms 3. in effigy, in public view in the form of an effigy: a leader hanged in effigy by the mob. /ˈɛfɪdʒɪ/ noun (pl) -gies […]