inefficiency

[ in-i-fish-uh n-see ]
/ ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ən si /

noun, plural in·ef·fi·cien·cies for 2.

the quality or condition of being inefficient; lack of efficiency.
an instance of inefficiency: This work is riddled with inefficiencies.

Nearby words

  1. ineffaceable,
  2. ineffective,
  3. ineffectual,
  4. inefficacious,
  5. inefficacy,
  6. inefficient,
  7. inegalitarian,
  8. inelastic,
  9. inelastic collision,
  10. inelastic demand

Origin of inefficiency

First recorded in 1740–50; ineffici(ent) + -ency

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