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
She obliged, and for the rest of her term inefficiency and confusion prevailed.
This is, of course, only my opinion, that IP _is_ a market inefficiency is a clearly a fact.
Their inefficiency is a result of their protection.
Second, accusing the United States Post Office of inefficiency is weak.
And when the president and the demoncrat Congress have put their public option in place, will there be an expert panel of doctors and medical experts empowered to eliminate waste and inefficiency from the new public option trough?
That inefficiency is expensive and we all pay for it somehow.
Built-in inefficiency of our democratic government.
We know the main inefficiency in those channels: when people save instead of spend those additional cash flows, they have no direct stimulus effect.
Another possible inefficiency is that creators might know that an invention which they create independently might still fall afoul of a granted patent or copyright.
Very simple, an inefficiency is only cleaned up in the market if there is an incentive for someone to do it.