efficiency

noun
ADJECTIVE
ruthless
great, high

attempts to achieve greater efficiency in the production process

improved, increased
increasing
maximum, peak (esp. AmE)

The optimum design allows bartenders to work at peak efficiency.

low
reduced
overall
relative
cost
energy, fuel, thermal
mental, physical
administrative, business, economic, industrial, management, mechanical, operational, organizational, production, technical
VERB + EFFICIENCY
achieve
maintain
demonstrate, show
bring, create, deliver, offer, provide

The Internet's promise to bring more efficiency to the distribution chain is still materializing.

boost, enhance, gain, improve, increase, promote
maximize
decrease, reduce
lose
assess, calculate, determine, estimate, evaluate, examine, measure, test
EFFICIENCY + NOUN
drive (esp. BrE), measures

New procedures had been introduced as part of an efficiency drive.

benefits, gains, improvements, increases, savings

the efficiency gains resulting from improved technology

losses
levels, standards

We have failed to improve fuel efficiency standards.

rating, score
expert (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
with efficiency

The uprising was put down with ruthless efficiency.

efficiency in

greater efficiency in energy use


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