Sufficiency vs Efficiency what difference

what is difference between Sufficiency and Efficiency

English

Alternative forms

  • sufficiencie (obsolete)

Noun

sufficiency (countable and uncountable, plural sufficiencies)

  1. (uncountable) The quality or condition of being sufficient.
  2. (countable) An adequate amount.

Synonyms

  • enoughness
  • sufficience

Antonyms

  • insufficiency
  • unsufficiency (obs.)

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English

Etymology

From Latin efficientia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈfɪʃn̩si/

Noun

efficiency (countable and uncountable, plural efficiencies)

  1. The extent to which time is well used for the intended task.
    Antonyms: inefficiency, wastefulness
  2. (dated) The quality of producing an effect or effects.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      The manner of this divine efficiency being far above us.
  3. The extent to which a resource, such as electricity, is used for the intended purpose; the ratio of useful work to energy expended.
    Antonyms: inefficiency, wastefulness
  4. (US) A one-room apartment.
    Synonyms: efficiency apartment, (UK, Ireland) bedsit

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References

  • efficiency on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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