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diminishing returns


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A yield rate that after a certain point fails to increase proportionately to additional outlays of capital or investments of time and labor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A condition in which additional inputs into an organization, project or process produce progressively fewer or lower-quality additional outputs, and may, in extreme cases, cause the total quantity or quality of outputs to decrease.


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