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Pronunciation : Ef*fi"cient
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. efficiens, -entis, p. pr. of efficere to effect: cf. F. efficient. See Effect, n.]
Definition : Defn: 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.

Syn. -- Effective; effectual; competent; able; capable; material; potent.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ef*fi"cient
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: An efficient cause; a prime mover. God . . . moveth mere natural agents as an efficient only. Hooker.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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