cost-effective

[ kawst-i-fek-tiv, kost- ]
/ ˈkɔst ɪˈfɛk tɪv, ˈkɒst- /

adjective

producing optimum results for the expenditure.
Related formscost-ef·fec·tive·ly, adverbcost-ef·fec·tive·ness, noun
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cost-effective


adjective

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

cost-effective


adj.

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

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