[ kawst-i-fek-tiv, kost- ]
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  1. producing optimum results for the expenditure.

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Other words from cost-effective

  • cost-ef·fec·tive·ly, adverb
  • cost-ef·fec·tive·ness, noun

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How to use cost-effective in a sentence

  • Bedevilled by limited financial resources, they regard the new medium as a cost effective way of disseminating their messages.

    After the Rain | Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for cost-effective


  1. providing adequate financial return in relation to outlay

Derived forms of cost-effective

  • cost-effectiveness, noun

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