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adjective     efficient pronunciation in British English
  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.

    1. a.
      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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