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diseconomy

[ dis-i-kon-uh-mee ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˈkɒn ə mi /

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.

Nearby words

disdain, disdainful, disease, disease determinant, diseased, diseconomy, disegno, disembargo, disembark, disembarrass, disembodied

Origin of diseconomy

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

diseconomy

/ (ˌdɪsɪˈkɒnəmɪ) /

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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