(a.) Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures.
(a.) Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workmen; an inefficient administrator.
(1) There is extant a population of subjects who have average or better than average interpretive reading skills as measured by standardized tests but who read slowly and inefficiently.
(2) NADP+ bound at the C8 atom in the adenine moiety proved to be the most efficient ligand whereas that bound at the C3 atom of the ribose moiety was relatively inefficient.
(3) Neutral extracts are inefficient in both tests of promotion and inhibition of A I growth and contain an acid-activable component with an apparent molecular weight of 600 kd.
(4) However, inefficient initiation by the mutant enzyme leads to processive and stable ternary elongating complex.
(5) Intracellular phosphorylation of ddCyd in P388 cells was also very inefficient compared to that of 2'-deoxycytidine and uridine and not rate limited by its slow entry into the cells.
(6) Nearly $500m of US food aid is lost to waste, inefficiency and the profit margins of big American agribusiness, according to a report by aid groups urging reforms on how US food aid is sourced and delivered.
(7) 6 specific motives are pointed out which can be summarized in two motive classes: an inefficient expense-effect relation and low importance of physical activity.
(8) IgG coatings that resulted in inefficient Clq fixation promoted considerable functional impairment of monocytes within 1 hr.
(9) Scientific advances in control of the disease over the last three decades have produced effective chemotherapeutic agents, established the immunizing capacity of BCG vaccine, and demonstrated the superior value of bacteriologic diagnosis in symptomatic individuals over mass community x-ray surveys, which are both inefficient and costly.
(10) Existing ocular drug delivery systems are fairly primitive and inefficient, but the stage is set for the rational design of newer and significantly improved systems.
(11) At submillimolar levels of all four dNTPs, homologous recombination is inefficient, and a side reaction produces end-joined products.
(12) IgG, through its Fc fragment, directly stimulates particle ingestion, but is relatively inefficient at inducing particle binding.
(13) In the baby the turnover time is 5--6 sec on average but with a very wide spread; in the adult it is of the order of 30 sec, so that diffusion inefficiency of gas in the lung would be only 0.001 or 0.1%.
(14) Administrative inefficiency hinders even more the appropriate utilization of resources.
(15) High among the range of issues was the media dominance of the Globo group (whose journalists were chased away from demonstrations by an irate mob), inefficient use of public funds, forced relocations linked to Olympic real estate developments, the treatment of indigenous groups, dire inequality and excessive use of force by police in favela communities.
(16) After cerebral vasodilation variations in side-to-side asymmetry were shown to depend on the inefficiency of the collaterals and not on the degree of ICA obstruction or on the presence of cerebral infarction.
(17) EMR children generated more inefficient elaborations than did nonretarded children.
(18) To review procedures currently practiced in a Brazilian general hospital and to eliminate ineffective and inefficient practices.
(19) The main limitation of phototherapy is that it is inefficient, a limitation that seems to be imposed by transport processes in the body and the optics of skin rather than by the photochemical reactions on which it depends.
(20) More health complaints were placed by workers who were emotionally unstable, less relaxed, inefficient, rigid (e.g.
(n.) Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
(n.) A valley, or small, shallow dell.
(superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
(superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
(superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
(superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
(adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
(n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
(a.) Alt. of Slacken
(v. t.) Alt. of Slacken
(1) It arguably became too comfortable for Rodgers' team, with complacency and slack defending proving a dangerous brew.
(2) October 23, 2013 And on unemployment: The recent reduction in the unemployment rate [to 7.7%] indicated that slack in the economy was, as anticipated, being eroded as activity picked up.
(3) The press secretary sitting in on the interview looks slack-jawed with shock.
(4) Aside from a couple of slack passes early on, there has been no hint of an Italian breakthrough and the Ticos have carried a threat going forward.
(5) Chelsea simply cannot afford to be so slack in possession.
(6) Experiments were performed to determine the influence of sarcomere length and passive tension on the velocity of unloaded shortening (Vu) as measured by the slack test technique.
(7) The irradiated grafts relaxed less and generated less slack length in the drip environment than the nonirradiated controls.
(8) Executives from companies including Twitter, Netflix and Slack made donations of the $6,000 legal limit, according to campaign finance reports filed on Tuesday.
(9) Unloaded shortening velocity obtained from length steps of different magnitude (slack test) also showed a gradual decrease after the release, consistent with the isotonic release results.
(10) The narrative drivers are pretty slack – improbable dialogue ("I'm a very wealthy man, Miss Steele, and I have expensive and absorbing hobbies"); lame characterisation; irritating tics (a constant war between Steele's "subconscious", which is always fainting or putting on half-moon glasses, and her "inner goddess", who is forever pouting and stamping); and an internal monologue that goes like this … "Holy hell, he's hot!
(11) That's great that you're able to pick up the slack.'
(12) By taking up the slack in the economy – millions of people are underemployed, working fewer hours than they wish – Britain could enjoy fast catch-up growth of the kind it experienced as it recovered from the Great Depression: between 1933 and 1936 UK growth exceeded 4% per year, fuelled by a house building boom.
(13) Then I had to wait for God knows how long until Will Adamsdale wheeled it out again for the stragglers, and when he did, I rolled up and watched slack-jawed.
(14) The effect of the enzyme collagenase (40-200 units-ml-1) on the spontaneous mechanical activity in vitro and on the fine structure of the activity of the taenia was enhanced both in the isometric and isotonic recordings; after several minutes the muscles became slack or elongated to up to twice their resting lengths.
(15) But despite a rapid fall in unemployment – forecast to tumble to 6.3%, the IMF said there was still slack in the labour market.
(16) Quique Sánchez Flores: Watford interested in Andros Townsend Read more Watford were uncharacteristically slack, leaving the head coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, to admit “we were not competitive”.
(17) Improved estimates of Vu in living fibres were obtained by photographically calibrating the slack test.
(18) This complication was caused by certain circumstances: 1. unnoticed perforation of oesophagus, 2. open tube, 3. inspiration against resistance, 4. tube tip placed in slack connective tissue.
(19) Alas we fear season three might mean more slouchy tees and boot-cut slacks.
(20) Because there is plenty of slack in the labour market and investment needs to increase.