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diminishing returns

noun plural

Definition of DIMINISHING RETURNS

1
:  a rate of yield that beyond a certain point fails to increase in proportion to additional investments of labor or capital
2
:  benefits that beyond a certain point fail to increase in proportion to extended efforts
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First Known Use of DIMINISHING RETURNS

1815

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