cost-effective

adjective cost-ef·fec·tive \ ˈkȯst-ə-ˈfek-tiv , -ˌfek- \
: 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

cost-effectiveness

noun

First Known Use of cost-effective

1966

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cost-effective

  • : producing good results without costing a lot of money


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