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EtymologyEdit

in- +‎ economy. [1]

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NounEdit

ineconomy (countable and uncountable, plural ineconomies)

  1. Lack of economy, waste (of resources). [1881]
    • 1894, The Electrician, Vol. 33, p. 593, 21 September, 1894, [1]
      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, [2]
      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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ineconomy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.