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inefficiency

[in-i-fish-uh n-see] /ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ən si/
noun, plural inefficiencies for 2.
1.
the quality or condition of being inefficient; lack of efficiency.
2.
an instance of inefficiency:
This work is riddled with inefficiencies.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; ineffici(ent) + -ency
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  • Barriers to progress are high population growth, electricity shortages, and inefficiency in key sectors.
  • Again, he committed the error of insisting that literary inefficiency must be accompanied by moral degradation.
  • Right now, this inefficiency benefits well-off students who have the financial and social capital to work the admissions system.
  • Teachers acknowledge that part of the inefficiency is that the kids are spread so thin.
  • What this kind of austerity has bred is ethical callousness and inefficiency.
  • Some of this is inefficiency, but much is a sign of people having lives and building connections, and should be encouraged.
  • All face the same problem as hydroelectric, plus the additional problem of inefficiency and lack of energy storage.
  • In a weird way, the inefficiency of gift giving might be good for a weak economy.
  • For ten years the nation has been sick with debt, cynicism, and inefficiency.
  • The affair was dallied with, and inefficiency and dilatoriness prevailed everywhere.

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