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Synonyms for efficiency
ɪˈfɪʃ ən sief·fi·cien·cy

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  1. efficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    effectiveness

    Antonyms:
    wastefulness, inefficiency

  2. efficiencynoun

    The extent to which time is well used for the intended task.

    The efficiency of the planning department is deplorable.

    Synonyms:
    effectiveness

    Antonyms:
    wastefulness, inefficiency

  3. efficiencynoun

    The quality of producing an effect or effects.

    Synonyms:
    effectiveness

    Antonyms:
    inefficiency, wastefulness

  4. efficiencynoun

    The extent to which a resource, such as electricity, is used for the intended purpose; the ratio of useful work to energy expended.

    The efficiency of this loudspeaker is 40%.

    Synonyms:
    effectiveness

    Antonyms:
    wastefulness, inefficiency

  5. efficiencynoun

    A one-room apartment.

    Synonyms:
    effectiveness

    Antonyms:
    inefficiency, wastefulness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. efficiency

    Power is the most general term of this group, including every quality, property, or faculty by which any change, effect, or result is, or may be, produced; as, the power of the legislature to enact laws, or of the executive to enforce them; the power of an acid to corrode a metal; the power of a polished surface to reflect light. Ability is nearly coextensive with power, but does not reach the positiveness and vigor that may be included in the meaning of power, ability often implying latent, as distinguished from active power; we speak of an exertion of power, but not of an exertion of ability. Power and ability include capacity, which is power to receive; but ability is often distinguished from capacity, as power that may be manifested in doing, as capacity is in receiving; one may have great capacity for acquiring knowledge, and yet not possess ability to teach. Efficiency is active power to effect a definite result, the power that actually does, as distinguished from that which may do. Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion. Faculty is an inherent quality of mind or body; talent, some special mental ability. Dexterity and skill are readiness and facility in action, having a special end; talent is innate, dexterity and skill are largely acquired. Our abilities include our natural capacity, faculties, and talents, with all the dexterity, skill, and readiness that can be acquired. Efficacy is the power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it; as, the efficacy of a drug. Efficiency is effectual agency, competent power; efficiency is applied in mechanics as denoting the ratio of the effect produced to the power expended in producing it; but this word is chiefly used of intelligent agents as denoting the quality that brings all one's power to bear promptly and to the best purpose on the thing to be done. Compare ADDRESS; DEXTERITY; SKILFUL.

    Synonyms:
    ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, cogency, competency, dexterity, efficacy, energy, expertness, faculty, force, might, power, qualification, readiness, skill, strength, susceptibility, talent

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, dulness, feebleness, helplessness, imbecility, impotence, inability, inaptitude, incapacity, incompetence, inefficiency, maladroitness, stupidity, unskilfulness, weakness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. efficiencynoun

    the ratio of the output to the input of any system

    Antonyms:
    inefficiency

  2. efficiencynoun

    skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort

    "she did the work with great efficiency"

    Antonyms:
    inefficiency

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. efficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    EFFICACY

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How to use efficiency in a sentence?

  1. Hendrith Smith:

    Humanity needs a new transportation system - a new system of moving people and resources. We need greater efficiency with a good bit of joy built in. And Mayflower-Plymouth is providing that.

  2. President Vladimir Putin:

    (We) will provide to investors the best conditions to do business so the Far East of Russia can successfully compete in terms of efficiency and return on capital with leading business centers.

  3. Le Maire:

    Two years ago nobody wanted to tax the digital firms, it was us the French who put the subject on the table out of concern for fiscal fairness, justice and efficiency.

  4. Canadian Milos Raonic:

    I was sort of just looking for another set of eyes to be a bit more efficient on grass, there is going to be the three weeks leading to Wimbledon that we are going to work and really put some attention to that and just find that groove, that efficiency.

  5. Cao Liping:

    Inspectors will reduce meetings and paper works during the intensified checks, in order to improve efficiency and avoid repeatedly disturbing normal work of local authorities.


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