[ih-fish-uh n-see] /ɪˈfɪʃ ən si/
noun, plural efficiencies.
the state or quality of being , or able to accomplish something with the least waste of time and effort; competency in performance.
accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort:
The assembly line increased industry’s efficiency.
the ratio of the work done or energy developed by a machine, engine, etc., to the energy supplied to it, usually expressed as a percentage.
noun (pl) -cies
the quality or state of being efficient; competence; effectiveness
the ratio of the useful work done by a machine, engine, device, etc, to the energy supplied to it, often expressed as a percentage See also thermal efficiency
1590s, “power to accomplish something,” from Latin efficientia (from efficientem; see efficient) + -cy. In mechanics, “ratio of useful work done to energy expended,” from 1858. Attested from 1952 as short for efficiency apartment (itself from 1930).
efficiency ef·fi·cien·cy (ĭ-fĭsh’ən-sē)
noun 1. a small apartment consisting typically of a combined living room and bedroom area, a bathroom, and a kitchenette. noun 1. (US) a small flat or bedsit
noun 1. 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 […]