diseconomy

noun
dis·​econ·​o·​my | \ ˌdis-i-ˈkä-nə-mē How to pronounce diseconomy (audio) \

Definition of diseconomy

1 : a lack of economy
2 : a factor responsible for an increase in cost

First Known Use of diseconomy

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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