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diseconomy

[dis-i-kon-uh-mee]
noun, plural dis·e·con·o·mies for 2.
  1. a lack of economy.
  2. something that adds costs, as opposed to something that contributes to economy or efficiency.
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Origin of diseconomy

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

diseconomy

noun plural -mies
  1. 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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