from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The quality, condition, or fact of being inefficient.
- noun An inefficient act, design, or procedure.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The condition or quality of being inefficient; lack of efficiency; incompetency; inadequacy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being inefficient; lack of power or energy sufficient for the desired effect; inefficacy; incapacity.
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Lackof efficiencyor effectiveness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency
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She obliged, and for the rest of her term inefficiency and confusion prevailed.
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?
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.
We know the main inefficiency in those channels: when people save instead of spend those additional cash flows, they have no direct stimulus effect.
Second, accusing the United States Post Office of inefficiency is weak.
This is, of course, only my opinion, that IP _is_ a market inefficiency is a clearly a fact.
That inefficiency is expensive and we all pay for it somehow.
Their inefficiency is a result of their protection.
Built-in inefficiency of our democratic government.