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adjective efficient pronunciation in British English /ɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nt/
  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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… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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