1 the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "he enjoys reading books"
2 a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading"; "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm" [syn: meter reading, indication]
3 a particular interpretation or performance; "on that reading it was an insult"; "he was famous for his reading of Mozart"
4 written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport" [syn: reading material]
5 a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something [syn: interpretation, version]
6 a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
7 a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems" [syn: recitation, recital]
ef·fec·tive [ih-fek-tiv] Show IPA
adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace.
actually in operation or in force; functioning: The law becomes effective at midnight.
producing a deep or vivid impression; striking: an effective photograph.
prepared and available for service, especially military service.
ef·fi·cient [ih-fish-uhnt] Show IPA
performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort; having and using requisite knowledge, skill, and industry; competent; capable: a reliable, efficient secretary.
satisfactory and economical to use: Our new air conditioner is more efficient than our old one.
producing an effect, as a cause; causative.
utilizing a particular commodity or product with maximum efficiency (usually used in combination): a fuel-efficient engine.
WHAT'S READING EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY?
the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message WHICH IS DONE producing the intended or expected result (EFFECTIVELY) and performing or functioning in the best possible manner with THE LEAST WASTE OF TIME AND EFFORT/ECONOMICAL (EFFICIENTLY)