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inefficiency

noun in·ef·fi·cien·cy \ˌi-nə-ˈfi-shən(t)-sē\

: the lack of ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy : the quality or state of being inefficient

plural in·ef·fi·cien·cies

Full Definition of INEFFICIENCY

1
:  the quality or state of being inefficient
2
:  something that is inefficient
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Examples of INEFFICIENCY

  1. The candidate blamed her opponent for the local government's inefficiency.
  2. She claims that money can be saved by reducing inefficiencies.

First Known Use of INEFFICIENCY

1749
INEFFICIENCIES Defined for Kids

inefficiency

noun in·ef·fi·cien·cy \ˌi-nə-ˈfi-shən-sē\
plural in·ef·fi·cien·cies

Definition of INEFFICIENCY for Kids

:  the state or an instance of being ineffective or inefficient

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