efficiency

  • 1 Efficiency — as a technical term may refer to: * Algorithmic efficiency, optimizing the speed and memory requirements of a computer program * Efficient energy use, useful work per quantity of energy ** Energy conversion efficiency, desired energy output per… …

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  • 2 efficiency — apartment efficiency apartment n., a small apartment[4], sometimes furnished, with minimal kitchen and bath facilities. The unit may comprise a single room plus a bathroom, and the kitchen facilities are often open to the main room, or may form a …

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  • 3 efficiency — 1590s, power to accomplish something, from L. efficientia (from efficientem; see EFFICIENT (Cf. efficient)) + CY (Cf. cy). In mechanics, ratio of useful work done to energy expended, from 1858. Attested from 1952 as short for efficiency apartment …

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  • 4 Efficiency — relationship between the result achieved and the resources used (p. 3.2.15 ISO 9000:2005). Источник …

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  • 5 efficiency — ► NOUN (pl. efficiencies) 1) the state or quality of being efficient. 2) an action intended to achieve efficiency …

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  • 6 efficiency — [e fish′ən sē, ifish′ən sē] n. pl. efficiencies [L efficientia: see EFFICIENT] 1. ability to produce a desired effect, product, etc. with a minimum of effort, expense, or waste; quality or fact of being efficient 2. the ratio of effective work to …

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  • 7 efficiency — I noun ability, ableness, adeptness, adroitness, capability, capableness, command, competence, competency, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, effectiveness, efficacy, efficientia, excellence, expertness, handiness, helpfulness, mastery, potency …

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  • 8 efficiency — [n] adeptness, effectiveness ability, abundance, adaptability, address, adequacy, capability, capableness, competence, competency, completeness, economy, effectualness, efficacy, energy, expertise, facility, faculty, know how, performance,… …

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  • 9 Efficiency — Reflects the amount of wasted energy. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * efficiency ef‧fi‧cien‧cy [ɪˈfɪʆnsi] noun [uncountable] MANUFACTURING 1. how well an industrial process, factory, or business works so that it produces as much as… …

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  • 10 efficiency — Because of futures contracts standardization of terms, large numbers of traders from all walks of life may trade futures, thus allowing prices to be determined readily (it is more likely that someone will want a contract at any given price). The… …

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  • 11 efficiency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ ruthless ▪ great, high ▪ attempts to achieve greater efficiency in the production process ▪ improved, increased ▪ …

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  • 12 efficiency — n. 1) to impair efficiency 2) fighting; maximum, peak efficiency 3) efficiency in (efficiency in combating absenteeism) 4) at a certain efficiency (at peak efficiency) * * * [ɪ fɪʃ(ə)nsɪ] maximum peak efficiency fighting to impair efficiency at a …

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  • 13 efficiency — [1] The accomplishment of something with the least amount of effort, energy, or fuel. [2] Output of a device, system, or activity, divided by the input necessary to create the output. In a compressor the efficiency would be the work output, as… …

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  • 14 efficiency — /i fish euhn see/, n., pl. efficiencies. 1. the state or quality of being efficient; competency in performance. 2. accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort: The assembly line increased… …

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  • 15 efficiency */*/ — UK [ɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nsɪ] / US noun [uncountable] Word forms efficiency : singular efficiency plural efficiencies the ability to work well and produce good results by using the available time, money, supplies etc in the most effective way the search for… …

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  • 16 efficiency — ef|fi|cien|cy [ ı fıʃnsi ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the ability to work well and produce good results by using the available time, money, supplies, etc. in the most effective way: the search for lower costs and greater efficiency The inspectors were… …

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  • 17 efficiency — There are conflicting notions of efficiency in everyday work life. Technical efficiency is relatively straightforward, and describes the relation of various energy inputs into equipment, in relation to output (though it may be difficult or… …

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  • 18 efficiency — technical efficiency 1) A measure of the ability of an organization to produce the maximum output of acceptable quality with the minimum of time, effort, and other inputs. One company is said to be more efficient than another if it can produce… …

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  • 19 efficiency — Gen Mgt the achievement of goals in an economic way. Efficiency involves seeking a good balance between economy in terms of resources such as time, money, space, or materials, and the achievement of an organization’s goals and objectives. A… …

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  • 20 efficiency — [[t]ɪfɪ̱ʃ(ə)nsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Efficiency is the quality of being able to do a task successfully, without wasting time or energy. There are many ways to increase agricultural efficiency in the poorer areas of the world. ...energy efficiency.… …

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