from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality, condition, or fact of being inefficient.
- n. An inefficient act, design, or procedure: pointed out certain inefficiencies in the shipping operation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Lack of efficiency or effectiveness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being inefficient; lack of power or energy sufficient for the desired effect; inefficacy; incapacity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being inefficient; lack of efficiency; incompetency; inadequacy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency
in- + efficiency. (Wiktionary)