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Definition of "inefficiency" []

  • The quality, condition, or fact of being inefficient. (noun)
  • An inefficient act, design, or procedure: pointed out certain inefficiencies in the shipping operation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inefficiency" in a sentence
  • "She obliged, and for the rest of her term inefficiency and confusion prevailed."
  • "This is, of course, only my opinion, that IP _is_ a market inefficiency is a clearly a fact."
  • "Their inefficiency is a result of their protection."