1. (esp. of a system or machine) Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
2. (of a person) Working in a well-organized and competent way
- five days to write acknowledgements (721 words)
- four weeks to wade through one picture book stanza (14 words out of 517)
- three and a half years to write, rewrite, and edit one verse novel (15,000 words)
Writing is not efficient for me. What about you?