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)



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