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  • adj. financially inefficient, costly, wasteful, or loss making

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  • adj. wasteful of resources


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  • Some would result from the ability of a number of foreign companies, currently forced by the tariff to maintain uneconomic manufacturing facilities here, to close down their plants, leaving the remainder far better placed to achieve competitive production.

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  • He believed the terms uneconomic and therefore unsound, but it was worth taking a chance on interpretation, a desperate venture perhaps, but anything to stop the blare and bicker of the council table and start the work of reconstruction.

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  • All farms rated below £4, and a large number of those below £15, may be regarded as "uneconomic" -- that is, incapable by themselves of supplying

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  • It is these fees which tilt the balance and make the whole process of on-farm anaerobic digestion uneconomic, which is why there are so few plants in the UK compared with the continent.

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  • The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature at the Earth Summit, and made a start towards redefinition of money supply measures that did not inherently encourage destruction of natural ecoregions and so-called uneconomic growth.

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  • This is what Herman Daly refers to as uneconomic growth ', or "growth that increases costs faster than benefits, thereby making us poorer."


  • 'uneconomic' - and hence my dad had been given a lump sum to tie him over.

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  • That sounds somewhat compatible with Caplan's suggestion of a "council of economists" to rule certain laws "uneconomic".

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  • In addition, De Alwis said Sigma was renegotiating terms with major customers to adjust "uneconomic" contracts.

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  • All future projects would become "uneconomic," under the new bill, Mr. Ward said, and "companies will be unwilling to invest in Nigeria."

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