efficient

Definition of efficient

ef`fi´cient   Pronunciation: ĕf`fĭsh´ent
a.1.Causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by energetic and useful activity; as, an efficient officer, power.
The efficient cause is the working cause.
- Wilson.
n.1.An efficient cause; a prime mover.
God . . . moveth mere natural agents as an efficient only.
- Hooker.

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