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adjective efficient pronunciation in British English /ɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nt/
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  1. something that is efficient works well and produces good results by using the available time, money, supplies etc in the most effective way
    The new machine is far more efficient than the old one.
    efficient way/method: The most efficient way to plan is to put your tasks in order of priority.
    make efficient use of something: This process makes efficient use of limited resources.
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      someone who is efficient works well and quickly and is good at organizing their work in the way that gets the best results
      The hotel’s staff are friendly and efficient.
      highly efficient: He became a highly efficient General Secretary.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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