diseconomy
noun Date: 1937 1. a lack of economy 2. a factor responsible for an increase in cost

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  • diseconomy — /dis i kon euh mee/, n., pl. diseconomies for 2. 1. a lack of economy. 2. something that adds costs, as opposed to something that contributes to economy or efficiency. [1935 40; DIS 1 + ECONOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • diseconomy — noun A financial drawback or cost arising from a process …   Wiktionary

  • diseconomy — n. factor that adds costs; lack of economy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diseconomy — noun (plural diseconomies) Economics an economic disadvantage such as an increase in cost arising from an increase in the size of an organization …   English new terms dictionary

  • diseconomy — dis·economy …   English syllables

  • diseconomy — /dɪsəˈkɒnəmi / (say disuh konuhmee) noun 1. the lack of economy; a faulty economy. –phrase 2. diseconomies of scale, a situation where a manufacturer finds that any increase in capital outlay in plant and machinery results in higher costs per… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diseconomy — n. Econ. the absence or reverse of economy, esp. the increase of costs in a large scale operation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diseconomy of scale — Diseconomies of scale are the forces that cause larger firms and governments to produce goods and services at increased per unit costs. The concept is less well known than economies of scale. The rising part of the long run average cost curve… …   Wikipedia

  • diseconomy of scale — an increase in unit costs brought about especially by increased size of production facilities usually used in plural; compare economy of scale herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inertia (disambiguation) — Inertia is the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force.Inertia can also refer to: Physics/Science * Moment of inertia, also known as Rotational Inertia, is the tendency of a body… …   Wikipedia

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