noun (plural efficiencies)[mass noun]
- 1The state or quality of being efficient: greater energy efficiencyMore example sentences
organization, order, orderliness, planning, regulation, logicality, coherence, productivity, effectiveness, cost-effectivenesscompetence, capability, ability, proficiency, adeptness, deftness, expertise, professionalism, skilfulness, skill, effectiveness, productivity, organization
- Sri Lanka has identified health as an area where information technology should be used to boost efficiency and service quality.
- The nation's translation industry is often criticized for its poor quality and lack of efficiency.
- He spends most of his time assessing quality and efficiency at the plant.
- 1.1 [count noun] An action designed to achieve efficiency: the reforms will lead to efficiencies and savingsMore example sentences
- Some projects which were funded simply achieved budgetary efficiencies, he said, and did not require as much money as had been first thought.
- Mr Prendergast said a constant and ongoing review is in place at Lakeland to identify where further operating efficiencies can be achieved.
- Environmental management can achieve efficiencies in how we operate at a business level, with resulting bottom line benefits.
- 1.2 [count noun] • technical The ratio of the useful work performed by a machine or in a process to the total energy expended or heat taken in: the boiler has an efficiency of 45 per centMore example sentences
- They emit no pollutants and have impressive energy efficiencies.
- Chiller energy efficiencies have steadily climbed over the past years.
- They appeal because of the very high energy efficiencies they offer and the lack of environmental impact.
late 16th century (in the sense 'the fact of being an efficient cause'): from Latin efficientia, from efficere 'accomplish' (see effect).