cost-effective

adjective
cost-ef·​fec·​tive | \ ˈkȯst-ə-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce cost-effective (audio) , -ˌfek- \

Definition of cost-effective

: producing good results without costing a lot of money cost-effective measures to combat poverty Robot spot welding can be quite cost-effective— Harry H. Poole

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cost-effectiveness noun

First Known Use of cost-effective

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Cost-effective.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cost-effective. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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cost-effective

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English Language Learners Definition of cost-effective

: producing good results without costing a lot of money

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