uneconomic
or uneconomical adjective Date: 1840 not economically practicable <
uneconomic transportation routes
>
; also costly, wasteful <
an uneconomic nuclear technology
>

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  • uneconomic — uneconomic, uneconomical These two words correspond to the meanings of the positive forms economic and economical. Uneconomic means ‘not economic, not capable of being operated profitably’, whereas uneconomical means ‘not economical, wasteful’ …   Modern English usage

  • uneconomic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not profitable or making efficient use of resources …   English terms dictionary

  • uneconomic — [[t]ʌ̱niːkənɒ̱mɪk, ek [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something such as an industry or business as uneconomic, you mean that it does not produce enough profit. ...the closure of uneconomic factories... The company said the service was… …   English dictionary

  • uneconomic — un|e|co|nom|ic [ˌʌni:kəˈnɔmık, ˌʌnekə US ˈna: ] adj 1.) not making enough money or profit ▪ the closure of uneconomic industries 2.) uneconomical …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uneconomic — un|ec|o|nom|ic [ ,ʌnikə namık, ,ʌnekə namık ] adjective not capable of producing a profit: UNPROFITABLE: Backward farming methods made grain production uneconomic in the region …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uneconomic — adjective 1 not making enough money or profit: Uneconomic mines will have to be closed. 2 uneconomical …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • uneconomic — UK [ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪk] / US [ˌʌnɪkəˈnɑmɪk] / US [ˌʌnekəˈnɑmɪk] adjective business not capable of producing a profit Backward farming methods made grain production uneconomic in the region …   English dictionary

  • uneconomic — /ˌʌni:kə nɒmɪk/ adjective which does not make a commercial profit ♦ it is an uneconomic proposition it will not be commercially profitable …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • uneconomic — adj. * * * …   Universalium

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