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Efficient meaning

efficient - 4 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. An efficient cause; a prime mover.
  3. 3. Effecting; operative; capable.
  4. 4. Efficiency.

efficient - examples of usage

  1. He was backed by a half- a- dozen more, but the pistol, which was at old Balla's head, was his most efficient ally. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  2. The report showed that American industry was only thirty- five or forty per cent efficient. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. It is sacrifice that is divine, and not the making of an efficient soldier. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
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