[ ih-fish-uhnt-lee ]
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  1. in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort; capably or competently: Getting this many people to pass information among themselves efficiently, let alone come up with a coherent plan that everybody understands, requires practice.

  2. in a satisfactory and economical way: The product they are donating will give our volunteers the proper materials to build our homes as efficiently as possible.

  1. in a way that utilizes a particular resource with the least waste (usually used in combination): The lighter your car is, the more fuel-efficiently it will drive.

Origin of efficiently


Other words from efficiently

  • non·ef·fi·cient·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-ef·fi·cient·ly, adverb
  • su·per·ef·fi·cient·ly, adverb

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