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inefficiency

[in-i-fish-uh n-see] /ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ən si/
noun, plural 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.
Origin of inefficiency
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; ineffici(ent) + -ency
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