The Meaning of EFFICIENT – EFFICIENT in a Sentence


The Meaning of EFFICIENT – EFFICIENT in a Sentence

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Additionally, the video contains common collocations for the word EFFICIENT plus a list of common synonyms.

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Here is a transcript of the video: The Meaning of EFFICIENT – EFFICIENT in a Sentence

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Pronounced: eh◦FISH◦unt with the stress on the 2nd syllable.

capable of maximum productivity with a minimum of waste, expense, or unnecessary effort

The clipart shows an energy-efficient light bulb.

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Sentence Example: Bar-headed Geese fly at high altitudes at night or early morning, when the air is cold and denser, making flight easier and more efficient.

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Sentence Example: Vehicles powered by petrol or diesel are not very efficient because they rely on internal combustion engines, which generate a lot of waste heat.

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Sentence Example: For an example of efficient use of space, look at the Manhattan skyline.

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EFFICIENT means: capable of maximum productivity with a minimum of waste, expense, or unnecessary effort

Synonyms include:

  • economical
  • productive
  • streamlined
  • capable
  • competent

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Common Collocations

  • more efficient
  • less efficient
  • very efficient
  • most efficient way
  • efficient process
  • energy efficient
  • highly efficient

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