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efficient

  

      adj  
1    functioning or producing effectively and with the least waste of effort; competent  
2      (Philosophy)   producing a direct effect; causative  
     (C14: from Latin efficiens effecting)  
  efficiently      adv  


efficient cause  
      n     (Philosophy)   that which produces an effect by a causal process  
   Compare       final cause  
  
See also  
    cause       7  
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efficient

  
  
able, adept, businesslike, capable, competent, economic, effective, effectual, organized, powerful, productive, proficient, ready, skilful, well-organized, workmanlike  
  
Antonyms     
   cowboy     (informal)   disorganized, incompetent, ineffectual, inefficient, inept, slipshod, sloppy, unbusinesslike, unproductive, wasteful  

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