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Post by Quoc » Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:10 am

Hi,

My dictionary says:

performance: how well or badly you do sth, how well or badly sth works.

efficiency: how well or badly you do sth, how well or badly sth works.

So, how can I distinguis them? Are they interchangeable? If not, what is the difference in meaning between them?

Quoc
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Post by russcable » Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:12 am

Getting a better dictionary would be a good start... Try:
http://www.onelook.com/?w=performance&ls=a
vs
http://www.onelook.com/?w=efficiency&ls=a
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Post by dalehileman » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:23 pm

But what's an sth
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:55 pm

Something.
Which reminds me:
Sitting at the table at my daughter's college, during a family gathering there for a recital, I shared the fact that "I learned today what esoteric means."
"Oh...what does it mean?" I was asked.
"It's a secret."
"Well, I'm going home and look it up!"
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Post by Shelley » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:02 am

Today I found out what ubiquitous means.
Where?
Oh . . . everywhere.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:08 am

I thought ubiquitous meant having something to write with in every room.
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:02 pm

Ubiquitous, webiquityou.
Erik's ubiquitous=plumaroom
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Post by russcable » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:36 pm

Hmm, I thought people in the UK would be ubirotous.
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