how to pronounce efficient


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efficient is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of efficient in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… making the markets more efficient now I …”

meaning of efficient

Efficient means using the minimum amount of effort or resources to achieve a desired result.

efficient frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word efficient occurs in english on average 14.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics efficient can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that efficient can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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