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in- +‎ economy. [1]



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.


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