• WordNet 3.6
    • adv efficiently with efficiency; in an efficient manner "he functions efficiently"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Keeping your car tuned up is a good way to save on gas. A car that is tuned up is 9% more efficient on gasoline.
    • adv Efficiently With effect; effectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning
    • efficiently In an efficient manner; effectively.
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  • Arnold Bennett
    “If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.”
  • Michael Leboeuf
    Michael Leboeuf
    “The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    “I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.”
  • Shirley Conran
    Shirley Conran
    “I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.”
  • Sir Humphrey Davy
    Sir Humphrey Davy
    “Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.”


In literature:

He reached for it, and found he was holding a small, efficient-looking gun.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
The troops were roughly but efficiently clothed; their boots were in good order, and all were armed with Enfield rifles.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
That efficient work is impossible under these conditions is too obvious to require discussion.
"New Ideals in Rural Schools" by George Herbert Betts
Success depends upon efficiency, and efficiency is impossible without intense, persistent concentration.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
It was thoroughly equipped and efficiently conducted.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
This will act more efficiently in some cases.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Social efficiency belongs to the organized type.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
The tool is but dead matter; the productive efficiency is in the vital energy of the intelligent laborer.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
Efficiency had fainted dead away!
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
In all these there were efficient and capable Matrons.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett

In poetry:

Unquestioned those, efficient these,
All costs and fees enforced,
The Court now orders and decrees
John Marshall is divorced.
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
By it they stand, by it they fall,
What e'er the ambiguities,
They look to its intrinsic call,
For metes and bounds efficiencies.
"The Deed Vs. Assessment Rolls" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Divergent standards could snag efficient deployment of devices.
As the world population continues to grow, and there is increasing demand for crop production acres to raise food and fuel, efficiency in the cattle industry is becoming ever more important.
One of the best ways beef producers can boost beef cattle profits is to use genetics to improve the efficiency of their herd.
Geothermal heating and cooling, also referred to as green heat, geoexchange, geothermal heat pumps (GPSs), ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs), and water source heat pumps is one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool a home.
The Lime-a-Rita comes in an 8-ounce can, and the old 10-ounce beer can was changed to meet the diameter of the Lime-a-Rita and Michelob Ultra, allowing the Houston brewery line to be more efficient.
Seeking efficiency, Lansing looks to tech ideas from private sector.
State government may soon back technology ideas from the private sector for products that make governing more efficient.
Washin' Anniston is a coin laundry featuring the newest energy efficient IPSO equipment.
Washington amasses 381 yards with an efficient, well-balanced offense and a banged up Redskins defense limits a high-powered Dallas attack for a victory.
With multiple targets for Brad Johnson's arm instead of a lone Keyshawn, the offense is more efficient.
Made from solid brass, the powerful and water-efficient Little Big Shot Super Nozzle uses 40-percent less water than the classic pistol nozzle.
New technologies are increasing production efficiencies, making this renewable energy source even more popular.
Already an industry leader in energy efficient fan coils, Airtherm says it has taken a step forward with new energy saving motor technology that can offer the highest level of energy efficiency.
Hydraulic valve module makes forklifts more efficient Appeared in print as "Valve module makes forklifts more efficient".
It is in fact 100 percent efficient, not 25 percent or 30 percent efficient, as we are being told.

In science:

It increases linearly with the applied bias current, while the corresponding dark count noise increases exponentially. Figure 3 shows the dark count rate as a function of the quantum efficiency of the better detector at 2.5 K, when the bias current is scanned.
High rate, long-distance quantum key distribution over 250km of ultra low loss fibres
The general goal is to evaluate the usability and efficiency of the system.
Mass data exploration in oncology: An information synthesis approach
P P method can’t be realized by experiments. The ratio indicated in 2nd method is named as the Light Collection Efficiency (LCE) hereafter.
Light collection of POLAR detector
An amplitude uniformity of 89% is realized in lab and acceptable in detection efficiency.
Light collection of POLAR detector
The lower values of the efficiency in layers 4 and 5 might be due to muons ranging out in the calorimeter.
Hadron Showers in a Digital Hadron Calorimeter