- 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.
- satisfactory and economical to use: Our new air conditioner is more efficient than our old one.
- producing an effect, as a cause; causative.
- utilizing a particular commodity or product with the least waste of resources or effort (usually used in combination): a fuel-efficient engine.
Origin of efficient
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Examples from the Web for super-efficient
But now look what the firm is turning out under Trenton Lauren, old Bill's super-efficient son!Big Pill
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Its super-efficient cells eagerly gulped the rich radioactive substances.The Leech
Mrs. Horace A. Gower rather prided herself on the noiseless, super-efficient operation of her domestic machinery.Poor Man's Rock
Bertrand W. Sinclair
- functioning or producing effectively and with the least waste of effort; competent
- philosophy producing a direct effect; causative
Word Origin and History for super-efficient
"capable of producing the desired effect," late 14c., "making, producing immediate effect," from Old French efficient and directly from Latin efficientem (nominative efficiens) "effective, efficient, producing, active," present participle of efficere "work out, accomplish" (see effect). Meaning "productive, skilled" is from 1787. Related: Efficiently.