cost-effective

adjective

cost-ef·​fec·​tive ˈkȯst-ə-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce cost-effective (audio)
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: producing good results without costing a lot of money
cost-effective measures to combat poverty
Robot spot welding can be quite cost-effectiveHarry H. Poole
cost-effectiveness noun

Examples of cost-effective in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cost-effective was in 1966

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“Cost-effective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cost-effective. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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