uneconomic

adjective un·eco·nom·ic \ ˌən-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik , -ˌē-kə- \
variants: or uneconomical play \ˌən-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mi-kəl, -ˌē-kə-\
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of uneconomic

: not economically practicable
  • uneconomic transportation routes
; also : costly, wasteful
  • an uneconomic nuclear technology

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First Known Use of uneconomic

1840

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Definition of uneconomic for English Language Learners

  • : not making a profit


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