inefficiency

noun
ADJECTIVE
gross
inherent
bureaucratic, government
economic, market
VERB + INEFFICIENCY
cause, create, lead to

Conflict between management and workers leads to inefficiency in the workplace.

reduce
eliminate

We need to eliminate inefficiencies in the production process.


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  • inefficiency — UK [ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nsɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inefficiency : singular inefficiency plural inefficiencies the inefficient way in which someone does something How can we minimize inefficiency and wasted time? …   English dictionary

  • inefficiency — /in i fish euhn see/, n., pl. 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. [1740 50; INEFFICI(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inefficiency — in•ef•fi•cien•cy [[t]ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ən si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) the quality or condition of being inefficient 2) an instance of inefficiency • Etymology: 1740–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • inefficiency — inefficient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not achieving maximum productivity; failing to make the best use of time or resources. DERIVATIVES inefficiency noun inefficiently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inefficiency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1749 1. the quality or state of being inefficient 2. something that is inefficient …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inefficiency — noun Lack of efficiency or effectiveness …   Wiktionary

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