Efficacy

  • 1 Efficacy — is the capacity to produce an effect. It has different specific meanings in different fields. 1 ef·fi·ca·cy /ˈɛfɪkəsi/ noun [noncount] formal : the power to produce a desired result or effect ▪ The efficacy of this treatment has not yet been …

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  • 2 efficacy — ef fi*ca*cy, n. [L. efficacia, fr. efficax. See {Efficacious}.] Power to produce effects; operation or energy of an agent or force; production of the effect intended; as, the efficacy of medicine in counteracting disease; the efficacy of prayer.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 efficacy — 1520s, from L. efficacia efficacy, efficiency, from efficax (gen. efficacis) powerful, effective, from stem of efficere work out, accomplish (see EFFECT (Cf. effect)). Earlier in same sense was efficace (c.1200), from O.Fr. eficace (14c.), from L …

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  • 4 efficacy — index caliber (mental capacity), competence (ability), dint, efficiency, force (strength), st …

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  • 5 efficacy — [n] efficiency; productiveness ability, adequacy, capability, capableness, capacity, competence, effect, effectiveness, efficaciousness, energy, force, influence, performance, potency, power, strength, success, sufficiency, use, vigor, virtue,… …

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  • 6 efficacy — ► NOUN formal ▪ the ability to produce a desired or intended result …

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  • 7 efficacy — [ef′i kə sē] n. [ME & OFr efficace < L efficacia < efficax: see EFFICACIOUS] power to produce effects or intended results; effectiveness …

    English World dictionary

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  • 9 efficacy — The extent to which a specific intervention, procedure, regimen, or service produces a beneficial result under ideal conditions. Cf.:effectiveness. [L. efficacia, fr, ef ficio, to perform, accomplish] * * * ef·fi·ca·cy (efґĭ kə se) [L.… …

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  • 10 efficacy — [[t]e̱fɪkəsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with poss If you talk about the efficacy of something, you are talking about its effectiveness and its ability to do what it is supposed to. [FORMAL] Recent medical studies confirm the efficacy of a healthier… …

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  • 11 efficacy — /ef i keuh see/, n., pl. efficacies. capacity for producing a desired result or effect; effectiveness: a remedy of great efficacy. [1520 30; < L efficacia, equiv. to efficac (see EFFICACIOUS) + ia Y3] * * * …

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  • 12 efficacy — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. effectiveness, potency, productiveness; see ability 2 , efficiency 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [EF uh kuh see] the capacity to bring about the desired end, effectiveness. The efficacy of the space …

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  • 13 Efficacy —   The amount of energy service or useful energy delivered per unit of energy input. Often used in reference to lighting systems, where the visible light output of a luminary is relative to power input; expressed in lumens per Watt; the higher the …

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  • 14 efficacy — noun, formal the efficacy of prescription drugs Syn: effectiveness, success, productiveness, potency, power; benefit, advantage, value, virtue, usefulness …

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  • 15 efficacy — UK [ˈefɪkəsɪ] / US noun [uncountable] formal effectiveness in producing the result that you intended The efficacy of the medical procedure has not been proven …

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  • 16 efficacy — idealusis veiksmingumas statusas T sritis biomedicinos mokslai apibrėžtis Rodiklis, rodantis taikomų priemonių veiksmingumą asmenims, kurie tikrai laikosi patarimų, pvz., keičia mitybą, meta rūkyti, vartoja vaistus ir t. t. atitikmenys: angl.… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 17 efficacy — našumas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. efficacy; efficiency; yield; performance; productivity; throughput vok. Ausbeute, f; Durchsatz, m; Durchsatzrate, f; Leistung, f; Leistungsfähigkeit, f; Produktivität, f rus.… …

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  • 18 efficacy — veiksmingumas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Paveikumas, efektyvumas. atitikmenys: angl. effectiveness; efficacy; efficiency vok. Wirksamkeit, f rus. эффективность, f pranc. efficacité, f …

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  • 19 efficacy — našumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Per vienetinį laiką pagaminto produkto kiekis. atitikmenys: angl. efficacy; efficiency; output; productivity rus. производительность …

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  • 20 efficacy — produktyvumas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Individo, populiacijos ar bendrijos gebėjimas gaminti produkciją. Visos ekosistemos produktyvumas gali būti nustatomas biomasės prieaugliu (g, kg, t) ploto vienete (m² arba ha)… …

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