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cost-effective

[kawst-i-fek-tiv, kost-]
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adjective
  1. producing optimum results for the expenditure.
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Related formscost-ef·fec·tive·ly, adverbcost-ef·fec·tive·ness, noun
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practical, profitable, worthwhile

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British Dictionary definitions for cost-effective

cost-effective

adjective
  1. providing adequate financial return in relation to outlay
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Derived Formscost-effectiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cost-effective

adj.

also cost effective, 1967, from cost (n.) + effective.

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