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  • AdjectifCOMmore efficientSUPmost efficientSUF-ent
    1. Making good, thorough, or careful use of resources; not consuming extra. Especially, making good use of time or energy.
      1. An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic [ …] real kidneys [ …] . But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.
    2. Expressing the proportion of consumed energy that was successfully used in a process; the ratio of useful output to total input.
      1. The motor is only 20% efficient at that temperature. ‎
    3. Causing effects, producing results; bringing into being; initiating change. (Rare except in philosophical and legal expression efficient cause = causative factor or agent.).
      1. Ownership, maintenance, or use of the automobile need not be the direct and efficient cause of the injury sustained
    4. (proscribed, old use) Effective.
    5. Plus d'exemples
      1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
        • This leads to highly efficient photon-to-electron conversion, orders of magnitude larger than conventional rectennas.
        • The previous study reported that AFM is an efficient tool to study the surface morphology and microtribological properties of thin films.
        • As the scientists who study male germ cells will readily attest, sperm are some of the most extraordinary cells of the body, a triumph of efficient packaging, sleek design and superspecialization.
      2. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
        • As we rise in the scale of forces towards greater subtility, the forces become more important and efficient.

    Meaning of efficient for the defined word.

    Grammaticalement, ce mot "efficient" est un adjectif.
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