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diseconomy

[dis-i-kon-uh-mee] /ˌdɪs ɪˈkɒn ə mi/
noun, plural diseconomies for 2.
1.
a lack of economy.
2.
something that adds costs, as opposed to something that contributes to economy or efficiency.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; dis-1 + economy
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Examples for diseconomy
  • Economists call the pollution which arises from such a situation an external diseconomy.
British Dictionary definitions for diseconomy

diseconomy

/ˌdɪsɪˈkɒnəmɪ/
noun (pl) -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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