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inefficiency

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

Simple Definition of inefficiency

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

Full Definition of inefficiency

plural in·ef·fi·cien·cies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being inefficient

  2. 2 :  something that is inefficient

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.



1749

First Known Use of inefficiency

1749


INEFFICIENCY Defined for Kids

inefficiency

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

Definition of inefficiency

plural in·ef·fi·cien·cies

  1. :  the state or an instance of being ineffective or inefficient




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