- I(Roget's IV) n.1. [A high degree of effectiveness]Syn. competence, capability, capableness; see ability 2 .2. [The relation of results to expenditure]Syn. productivity, effectiveness, power, potency, performance, suitability, adaptability, thoroughness, energy, effectualness, efficaciousness, adequacy, productiveness, powerfulness, efficacy, competence, proficiency, elasticity, conductivity, response, potential energy, faculty, facility, practical utility, profitability, yield.II(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality of being efficient: productivity. See INDUSTRIOUS, THRIVE. 2. The power or capacity to produce a desired result: effect, effectiveness, effectuality, effectualness, efficaciousness, efficacy, influence, potency. See AFFECT.
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