inefficiency

  • 1 Inefficiency — In ef*fi cien*cy, n. The quality of being inefficient; lack of power or energy sufficient for the desired effect; inefficacy; incapacity; as, he was discharged from his position for inefficiency. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inefficiency — index detriment, disability (physical inability), impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, incompetence, inefficacy …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Inefficiency — The term inefficiency has several meanings depending on the context in which its used:*Allocative inefficiency Allocative efficiency theory says that the distribution of resources between alternatives does not fit with consumer taste (perceptions …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 inefficiency — inefficient in‧ef‧fi‧cient [ˌɪnˈfɪʆnt◂] adjective producing goods or working in a way that uses more time, money etc than necessary: • the assumption that the public sector is wasteful, inefficient and unproductive inefficiently adverb… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 inefficiency — UK [ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nsɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inefficiency : singular inefficiency plural inefficiencies the inefficient way in which someone does something How can we minimize inefficiency and wasted time? …

    English dictionary

  • 6 inefficiency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ gross ▪ inherent ▪ bureaucratic, government ▪ economic, market VERB + INEFFICIENCY …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 inefficiency — /in i fish euhn see/, n., pl. inefficiencies for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being inefficient; lack of efficiency. 2. an instance of inefficiency: This work is riddled with inefficiencies. [1740 50; INEFFICI(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 inefficiency — in•ef•fi•cien•cy [[t]ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ən si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) the quality or condition of being inefficient 2) an instance of inefficiency • Etymology: 1740–50 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 inefficiency — inefficient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not achieving maximum productivity; failing to make the best use of time or resources. DERIVATIVES inefficiency noun inefficiently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 inefficiency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1749 1. the quality or state of being inefficient 2. something that is inefficient …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 inefficiency — noun Lack of efficiency or effectiveness …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 inefficiency — Synonyms and related words: disability, disablement, disqualification, imbecility, inability, inadeptness, inadequacy, inaptitude, inaptness, inattentiveness, incapability, incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, indexterity,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 inefficiency — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. incompetence, incapability, disorganization, wastefulness; see carelessness , inability …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 inefficiency — in|ef|fi|cien|cy [ ,ını fıʃŋsi ] noun count or uncount the inefficient way in which someone does something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 inefficiency — in·ef·fi·cien·cy || ‚ɪnɪ fɪʃnsɪ n. lack of efficiency, incompetency, incapability …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 inefficiency — n. Inefficacy, want or lack of efficiency …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 inefficiency — in·efficiency …

    English syllables

  • 18 inefficiency — /ɪnəˈfɪʃənsi/ (say inuh fishuhnsee) noun the condition or quality of being inefficient; lack of efficiency …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 inefficiency — Incompetency; a lack of some requisite ability. Anno: 4 ALR3d 1095. Incapability, as for a public office. State ex rel. Rockwell v State Board of Education, 213 Minn 184, 6 NW2d 251, 143 ALR 503. See efficient. In ejus unius persona veteris… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 inefficiency — noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency • Ant: ↑efficiency • Derivationally related forms: ↑inefficient • Hypernyms: ↑unskillfulness …

    Useful english dictionary


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