inefficiency

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

Definition of inefficiency

plural

inefficiencies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being inefficient

  2. 2 :  something that is inefficient

Examples of inefficiency in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

inefficiency

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

Definition of inefficiency for English Language Learners

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


INEFFICIENCY Defined for Kids

inefficiency

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

Definition of inefficiency for Students

plural

inefficiencies

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


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