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efficiency expert

a person who studies the methods, procedures, and job characteristics of a business or factory with the object of devising ways to increase the efficiency of equipment and personnel.
Also called efficiency engineer.
Origin of efficiency expert
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • More than that, he is an efficiency expert in the realm of world-ordering.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • Elizabeth,” he said, “this is Mr. Torrance, the efficiency expert at the plant.

    The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The quest for efficiency has called forth in business a new functionary known as the "efficiency expert."

    Higher Education and Business Standards Willard Eugene Hotchkiss
  • The efficiency expert is a familiar figure in modern big business.

    The Call of the World W. E. Doughty
  • Nature IS an efficiency expert and doesn't give you an oversupply of anything without demanding that you use it.

    How to Analyze People on Sight

    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • And realizing that Compton did not care to discuss the matter of the efficiency expert further Bince returned to his own office.

    The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Anyhow, the Eastern way would make an efficiency expert's work-schedule look like a cinema film run by a greenhorn.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus

    Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • He is now determined to become an efficiency expert in the matter of the world-wide propagation of Christianity.

    The Call of the World W. E. Doughty
  • The efficiency expert would ask 132her to account for these two hundred minutes.

    The Vitalized School

    Francis B. Pearson
  • Even Horace Nimms forgot his impending fall as the efficiency expert extraordinary declaimed the gospel of action and boldness.

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