Meaning of efficient
Pronunciation: (i-fish'unt), [key]
- performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort; having and using requisite knowledge, skill, and industry; competent; capable: a reliable, efficient secretary.
- satisfactory and economical to use: Our new air conditioner is more efficient than our old one.
- producing an effect, as a cause; causative.
- utilizing a particular commodity or product with maximum efficiency (usually used in combination): a fuel-efficient engine.
- efficient (Thesaurus)