Translation of the English word "efficient" in French

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Translation of the English word "efficient" in French

I noticed that "efficient" gets translated in French as "efficace".
However, "efficient" and "effective" have two very different meanings. Google Translate is equally mixing things up, but the French word "efficient" does seem to exist. 

Is French less specific in these two words, or is it a misunderstanding of the difference at / error by KwizIQ?

Asked 2 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I think if you try here https://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/efficient you will get a complete understanding including synonymes.

Translation of the English word "efficient" in French

I noticed that "efficient" gets translated in French as "efficace".
However, "efficient" and "effective" have two very different meanings. Google Translate is equally mixing things up, but the French word "efficient" does seem to exist. 

Is French less specific in these two words, or is it a misunderstanding of the difference at / error by KwizIQ?

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