- Lack of economy, waste (of resources). 
- 1894, The Electrician, Vol. 33, p. 593, 21 September, 1894, 
- The sources of ineconomy in steam engines may broadly be classed under the two heads: failure to obtain indicated work from the energy of the steam, and dissipation of the indicated work in overcoming engine friction.
- 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter V, p. 69, 
- This waste had been the cause of great irritation to Mark, who, though careless of most forms of ineconomy, could not bear to see the wasting of natural force.
- 1894, The Electrician, Vol. 33, p. 593, 21 September, 1894,