noun, plural dis·e·con·o·mies for 2.

a lack of economy.
something that adds costs, as opposed to something that contributes to economy or efficiency.

Origin of diseconomy

First recorded in 1935–40; dis-1 + economy
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British Dictionary definitions for diseconomy


noun plural -mies

economics disadvantage, such as lower efficiency or higher average costs, resulting from the scale on which an enterprise produces goods or services
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