cost-effective

[kawst-i-fek-tiv, kost-]

adjective

producing optimum results for the expenditure.

Nearby words

  1. cost, insurance, and freight,
  2. cost-,
  3. cost-account,
  4. cost-benefit,
  5. cost-cut,
  6. cost-efficient,
  7. cost-justify,
  8. cost-of-living adjustment,
  9. cost-of-living allowance,
  10. cost-of-living index


Related formscost-ef·fec·tive·ly, adverbcost-ef·fec·tive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cost-effective

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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