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- The extent to which time is well used for the intended task.
- The efficiency of the planning department is deplorable.
2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, BBC Sport:
- The display and result must be placed in the context that was it was against a side that looked every bit their Fifa world ranking of 141 - but England completed the job with efficiency to record their biggest away win in 19 years.
- (dated) The quality of producing an effect or effects.
- The manner of this divine efficiency being far above us.
- 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%.
- (United States) A one-room apartment.
- I have an efficiency available June through July.
- fully-furnished efficiencies
extent to which time is well used
extent to which a resource is used for the intended purpose
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