Quasiefficient

efficient

[ih-fish-uhnt]
adjective
1.
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 assistant.
2.
satisfactory and economical to use: Our new air conditioner is more efficient than our old one.
3.
producing an effect, as a cause; causative.
4.
utilizing a particular commodity or product with the least waste of resources or effort (usually used in combination): a fuel-efficient engine.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin efficient- (stem of efficiēns), equivalent to ef- ef- + fic-, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -ent- -ent

efficiently, adverb
nonefficient, adjective
nonefficiently, adverb
quasi-efficient, adjective
quasi-efficiently, adverb
superefficient, adjective
unefficient, adjective


1. effectual. See effective.
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efficient (ɪˈfɪʃənt)
 
adj
1.  functioning or producing effectively and with the least waste of effort; competent
2.  philosophy producing a direct effect; causative
 
[C14: from Latin efficiēns effecting]
 
ef'ficiently
 
adv

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efficient
late 14c., "making," from L. efficientem (nom. efficiens), prp. of efficere "work out, accomplish" (see effect). Meaning "productive, skilled" is from 1787. Related: Efficiently
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