Definition of inefficiency
1 : the quality or state of being inefficient
2 : something that is inefficient
Examples of inefficiency in a sentence
The candidate blamed her opponent for the local government's inefficiency.
She claims that money can be saved by reducing inefficiencies.
First Known Use of inefficiency
INEFFICIENCY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of inefficiency for Students
: the state or an instance of being ineffective or inefficient
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