How to use Inefficient in a sentence
We will radically improve the primitive, inefficient process that agriculture is today.
This is useful as too large a heater will be inefficient to run.
These systems are all inefficient for spontaneous respiration (Figure 4).
Leaky windows, poor insulation, old water heaters and inefficient heating systems waste a lot of energy.
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Since solar radiation is unlimited in space, these inefficient solar cells were more than enough to power satellite electrical systems.
There is a misconception that solar power installations are costly, complex and inefficient.
On a bottom ship a young inefficient lad typically finds himself adjusting to a group of mainly very old and very young deckhands.
I would hope to abolish any systems in our company that have proved to be inefficient.
However, babies who experience frequent bowel movements are also the most likely to obtain severe diaper rashes from inefficient cleansings.Advertisement
Making the switch is easy; simply replace your old and inefficient water heating system with a high efficiency model the next time your current system is in need of repairs.
Muscle coordination becomes shaky and inefficient.
Just because I'm small doesn't mean I'm inefficient.
These German popes were short-lived and inefficient.
His career as Attorney-General was widely, and it was generally felt justly, criticized by the public at large and by competent legal authorities as being both arbitrary and inefficient.Advertisement
The Virginia House of Delegates, in 1778, extended the civil jurisdiction of Virginia to the north-west, and appointed Captain John Todd (1750-1782), of Kentucky, governor of the entire territory north of the Ohio, organized as "The County of Illinois"; the judges of the courts at Cahokia, Kaskaskia, and Vincennes, who had been appointed under the British administration, were now chosen by election; but this government was confined to the old French settlements and was entirely inefficient.
An air-engine working on this cycle would be intolerably bulky and mechanically inefficient.
But in general the administration of the colony was burdensome, oppressive and inefficient.
There was an empty treasury, and the floating debt amounted to X7,000,000; maladministration was rampant in every department of the state; the national guard was mutinous, while the small army of regulars was badly organized and inefficient.
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He had very small teeth and was a mouth breather due to inefficient face muscles and poor tongue posture.
It is produced by incomplete, or inefficient, combustion of fuel including ' cold ' or badly tuned engines.
The bureaucracy may have been inefficient, but stories of either high-level or petty corruption were rare.
In addition, these devices have not overcome the problem of inefficient drug delivery associated with the MDIs to a large extent.
However inefficient such warrens may seem to economic planners, accountants and Big Science professors, they foster an almost mythic esprit de corps.Advertisement
The reason for the death toll in the UK is our huge stock of poorly heated, energy inefficient homes.
By contrast, the labor power of millions of German men and women was squandered in grossly inefficient peasant farming.
People are going hungry while ever increasing numbers of animals are fed huge amounts of food in a hopelessly inefficient system.
When racism becomes economically inefficient then any perceived electoral gain will quickly be lost.
Wind farms are notoriously inefficient, unsightly monstrosities whose damage outweighs their utility.
Incandescent lights are horribly inefficient (especially the screw-in " grow bulb " type) and really not an acceptable option for plant growth.
However, there is no theoretical reason to believe that PLS is inherently inefficient.
The Boer shells proved very inefficient which was a lucky thing for us.
The previous paths do not become useless; they just become inefficient.
The effort needed to administer such a system was considered inefficient.
Rechargeable electric cells offer a clue, but remain ludicrously inefficient in power to weight ratios when compared to the internal combustion engine.
Watch out for signs of inefficient printing, and then clean the nozzles in the approved way.
These systems are all inefficient for spontaneous respiration (Figure 4 ).
They are implemented as inline assembler routines, so they are not as inefficient as they might seem.
A three-year straitjacket is inefficient and produces inflated budgets padded out for safety.
The state machine is just terribly inefficient and we should have tried to turn the supertanker around on day one.
As well as being profoundly socially unjust, the Tories were also grossly inefficient.
In an inefficient organization, everybody tends to throw wet blankets everywhere.
The commissioner reported that the service was adequate but not efficient; that the rates were reasonable but that the corporation was responsible for unreasonably withholding facilities, thus rendering the service inefficient; that it was inexpedient to grant the corporation a licence because the funds of a city ought not to be applied for the benefit of a limited class of citizens; that delay and waste would result from two systems in one area and would increase the difficulties of the government in 1911; and that the corporation had not proved it could work the licence without placing a burden on the rates.
But oppressive, corrupt and inefficient as it was, the government was not confronted by the uncompromising hostility of the whole people; the ignorant priest-ridden masses were either indifferent or of mildly Bourbon sympathies; the opposition was constituted by the educated middle classes and a part of the aobility.
Jonathan Worth (1802-1869), elected governor under the presidential plan in 1865, was an honest and capable official, but the government established in accordance with the views of Congress in 1868 was corrupt, inefficient and tyrannical.
On the other hand, the new grand-duke Louis, who had succeeded in 1818, was unpopular,, and the administration was in the hands of hide-bound and inefficient bureaucrats.
By attempting to squeeze more out of an inefficient employer unions are sweating a wasting asset.
These will be inefficient to run and may not have thermostats meaning that they may overheat.
Using old and inefficient heaters to keep warm in colder weather can be a costly drain on resources, which is why energy efficient space heaters are an attractive alternative.
Old electric space heaters did not include a thermostat, this means that they were often inefficient to use.
Be particular with your shopping, because without careful consideration, the wrong bag can be just as disorganized and inefficient as not having one at all.
If a threat is especially severe or recurs frequently, such as protracted combat or living with abuse, the chemicals that carry messages from one nerve cell to another become depleted, and the brain becomes sluggish and inefficient.
Wood fireplace inserts convert the traditionally inefficient masonry fireplace into a high efficiency heat source.
Traditional masonry fireplace are, for the most part, inefficient.
In Type II diabetes, the body becomes inefficient at absorbing sugars in the blood.
The sucking reflex is strong in all infants and should be encouraged in infants with facial clefts even if the sucking is inefficient, since the reflex seems to help the later development of speech.
Chest physical therapy is one way to reduce the risks of an inefficient clearance of airway secretions.
Non-right-handed children must either learn to use tools with their right hand, which can be awkward, inefficient, and frustrating, or to use tools backwards with their left hand.
If you're a visual learner, this can be an inefficient way for you to learn a new shape.
For instance, as the placenta ages it becomes more inefficient and a baby receives less nutrients.
Charity Navigator defines an inefficient fundraiser as one in which more than 50 cents is spent to earn a dollar.
The website publishes a list of the ten most inefficient fundraisers based on this criterion.
Dryers are inefficient appliances that can add many dollars to utility bills every year, while air drying clothing is free.
In 1979, China instituted a number of economic reforms that transformed the country from an ineffectual developing country whose economic structure was inefficient and largely agricultural-based to a relative industrialized powerhouse.
Over time, this "filter" can become "clogged", and the filtration system becomes compensated by functioning in a sluggish and inefficient way.
While there were many ways to find and share information via ARPANET and the successive networks, searches were notoriously slow and inefficient.
Education is much neglected, and the public-school system is inefficient.
Relative to the number of elements in the detector the discrete cosine proves inefficient, particularly with regard to modulation information.
After various parliamentary reports and some legislation by way of extension, an important act was passed in 1839 reciting that the system of police established had been found very inefficient and might be yet further improved (Metropolitan Police Act 1839).
The national militia in which he placed unbounded confidence had proved inefficient to protect Florence in the hour of need.
The old rude arrangements of the middle ages had provided by frequent depositions that an inefficient sovereign should cease to rule, and those arrangements had been imitated in the cases of Charles I.
Plants themselves are pretty inefficient machines, at least from the standpoint of being good food sources for us.
If, in the face of what cannot be considered less than careless and inefficient agricultural practice, we have increased the wheat capacity of our land by 3.2 bushels per acre in so short a time, what may we not expect in the way of large acre yields before we experience the hardships of a true wheat famine?"
We apply inefficient agricultural techniques to grow and harvest them, and then we inefficiently distribute them.
The mountains are still to some extent clothed with forests; in places the soil is fertile, especially along the Gulf of Taranto, though here malaria is the cause of inefficient cultivation.
Impelled by serious charges against Fremont, the president sent Montgomery Blair, the postmaster-general, and Montgomery C. Meigs, the quartermaster-general, to investigate the department; they reported that Fremont's management was extravagant and inefficient; and in November he was removed.
The watchmen appointed by parishes were useless, inadequate, inefficient and untrustworthy, acting often as accessories in aiding and abetting crime.
Bouchotte, a totally inefficient minister for war, the Communes man of straw, left the army without food or ammunition, while the suspected officers remained inactive.
Henry IV., who had been crowned king in nthiorlty 1054, was at first in charge of his mother, the empress of Henry Agnes, whose weak and inefficient rule was closely IV.
But Clive was followed by two inefficient successors; and in 1770 occurred the most terrible Indian famine on record, which is credibly estimated to have swept away one-third of the population.
The war against the castles became a war against the palaces; and the system of government by consuls proved inefficient to control the clashing elements within the state.
This advice was rejected from dread of another revolution in Paris, and a delegation to organize resistance in the provinces was despatched to Tours, but when this was seen to be inefficient Gambetta himself (7th October) quitted Paris in a balloon, and upon arriving at Tours took the supreme direction of affairs as minister of the interior and of war.
On the other hand, the new grand-duke Louis, who had succeeded in 1818, was unpopular, and the administration was in the hands of hide-bound and inefficient bureaucrats.
The English fleets were, therefore, comparatively small, were illprovided and had to co-operate with French squadrons which in the then raw state of King Louis' young navy, proved inefficient allies.
All agreed that ice flowed as if it were a viscous fluid; and of this apparent viscosity James Thomson offered an independent explanation by the application of pure thermodynamical theory, which Tyndall considered inefficient to account for the facts he observed.
Tuscany was governed by a series of foreign regents and was a prey to adventurers from Lorraine and elsewhere; although the administration was not wholly inefficient and introduced some useful reforms, the people were ground by taxes to pay for the apanage of Francis in Vienna and for Austrian wars, and reduced to a state of great poverty.
The same revolution vested supreme authority in a non-resident and inefficient autocrat, whose title gave him the right to interfere in Italian affairs, but who lacked the power and will to rule the people for his own or their advantage.
So inefficient, indeed, were the reforms as a whole, and so unsuited to the national character and customs, that the Slavophil critics of a later date could maintain plausibly the paradoxical thesis that in regard to internal administration Peter was anything but a national benefactor.
But it must also be remembered that a feudal army was an inefficient weapon for long wars, and that the mercenaries, by whom alone it could be replaced, were both expensive and untrustworthy.
Although the third order of lever is particularly inefficient when the fulcrum is rigid and immobile, it possesses singular advantages when these conditions are reversed, that is, when the fulcrum, as happens with the air, is elastic and yielding.
Despite being the most efficient method ever, it is still highly inefficient, and this inefficiency inspires hope.
This vicious system, grafted as it was upon an inefficient administration, and added to the weight of a continually depreciated currenc y, debased both by ill-advised fiscal measures and by public cupidity, formed one of the principal causes of the financial embarrassments which assailed the treasury with ever increasing force in the latter part of the 16th and during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The new Egyptian army was so far improved that it gained successes over the forces of the Mahdi; the burden of the national debt was lightened by a successful conversion; the corve was abolished; 1 the land tax was reduced 30% in the poorest provinces, and in spite of this and other measures for lightening the public burdens, the budgetary surplus constantly increased; the quasi-judicial special commissions for brigandage, which were at once barbarous and inefficient, were abolished; the native tribunals were improved, and Mr (afterwards Sir John) Scott, an Indian judge of great experience and sound judgment, was appointed judicial adviser to the khedive.
For the preservation of order this force is by no means inefficient, but it fails as a detective agency and also in the prosecution of crime, being distrusted by the people generally.
Viewed as a whole, Portuguese administration has been carried on under difficulties which have rendered it costly and inefficient, the home government being compelled to contribute a large annual subsidy towards its maintenance.
The balloon is inefficient because of its levity; the flying creature is efficient because of its weight.
It is inefficient because I must know to follow people in order to receive their updates, and that knowing spreads haphazardly.
Crime became alarmingly common, and the city government was too corrupt and inefficient to repress it.
This army, it is true, was so inefficient that it was completely routed by the Swedish king with a most inferior force, but it was improved gradually until it learned to conquer its Swedish opponents.