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cost-effective

[kawst-i-fek-tiv, kost-] /ˈkɔst ɪˈfɛk tɪv, ˈkɒst-/
adjective
1.
producing optimum results for the expenditure.
Related forms
cost-effectively, adverb
cost-effectiveness, noun
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Examples from the web for cost effective
  • Rechargeable batteries are more cost effective than throwaway batteries over the long term.
  • It is more cost effective and more efficient as well.
  • Develops multi-year strategy to expand planned gifts effort, ensuring that efforts are cost effective.
  • If a book is recalled more than once every four years or so, it's not cost effective to put it in remote storage.
  • Tools and techniques have evolved to provide this at a more reliable and cost effective manner.
  • Unfortunately, even programs proven to be cost effective are vulnerable to cuts.
  • It would help in reaching the audience in a cost effective and accurate manner.
  • In the mean time, fission is proven and cost effective.
  • But cryogenic superconducting coils are unlikely to be a cost effective answer to lowering costs.
  • So ultimately the only way to be more cost effective will be to squeeze more electricity out of your panels.
British Dictionary definitions for cost effective

cost-effective

adjective
1.
providing adequate financial return in relation to outlay
Derived Forms
cost-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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